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Howell G. Trogden
Born October 24, 1841
Died December 2, 1910
Place of birth Cedar Falls, North Carolina
Buried at Los Angeles, California
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit Missouri Company B, 8th Missouri Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Howell G. Trogden (October 24, 1841 - December 2, 1910) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Trogden received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Trogden's medal was won for his gallantry at the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on May 22, 1863.[1] He was honored with the award on August 3, 1894.[1][2]

Trogden was born in Cedar Falls, North Carolina, and entered service in St. Louis, Missouri, and was buried in Los Angeles, California.[1]

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 Private Howell G. Trogden, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company B, 8th Missouri Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Trogden carried his regiment's flag and tried to borrow a gun to defend it.[1]

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