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Howell B. Treat
Born March 31, 1833
Died July 21, 1912
Place of birth Painesville, Ohio
Buried at Painesville, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Ohio Company I, 52nd Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Howell B. Treat (March 31, 1833 - July 21, 1912) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Treat received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Treat's medal was won when he risked his life to save a wounded comrade at Buzzard's Roost on May 11, 1864.[1] He was honored with the award on February 20, 1884.[2]

Treat was born, entered service, and was later buried in Painesville, Ohio.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Howell B. Treat, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 11 May 1864, while serving with Company I, 52d Ohio Infantry, in action at Buzzard's Roost, Georgia. Sergeant Treat risked his life in saving a wounded comrade.[1]

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