Henry H. Bickford.
Service/Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: Company E, 8th New York Cavalry
Enlisted: Hartland, Niagara County, N.Y. in October 1861
Mustered Out: June 1865
MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS
Location of Action: Waynesboro, Virginia
Date of Action: March 2, 1865
Date Award Issued: March 26, 1865
Citation: Recapture of flag.
On March 27, 1865, the Captured flags were turned over to the War Department by the men who captured them. Corporal Bickford told Secretary of War Stanton, as well as the Hon. Ira Harris, a Senator from New York that his home was at Johnson's Creek, Niagara County, New York, that he had been in service nearly four years, and thought he would "see the war out." The flag Bickford turned in was one of General George Crook's headquarters flags, captured by Confederates in February of 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland.
Excerpts from: Deeds of Valor, Walter Frederick Beyer & Oscar Frederick Keydel, Perrien-Keydel Co., 1903, Pages 487-489.
Birthdate: March 13, 1838
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Wife: Roseline E “Rose” Stewart Bickford (1846-1920)
Died: May 20, 1917 at age 79
Buried: Hartland Central Cemetery, Hartland, New York