Born at Barnegat, New Jersey, February 1, 1836, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving as Major-Surgeon, United States Army, at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, September 30, 1877. The Medal was actually issued to him on Marh 22, 1895.
He died on June 25, 1906 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Anna M. Tilton (December 2, 1842-January 6, 1906), is buried with him.
TILTON, HENRY R.
Rank and organization: Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Montana. 30 September 1877. Entered service at: Jersey City, New Jersey. Birth: Barnegat, New Jersey. Date of issue: 22 March 1895.
Fearlessly risked his life and displayed great gallantry in rescuing and protecting the wounded men.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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