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At Dinwiddie Courthouse, Horatio Collins King performs the heroics for which he will later receive a Medal of Honor

Horatio Collins King, as a Union Army officer
03/31/1865
Major Horatio Collins King, son of a former Postmaster General and a 1858 Dickinson College graduate, was serving as Chief Quartermaster to a division of Sheridan's cavalry when Confederate forces tried to drive Union troops away from the vital Five Forks crossroads. In heavy and confused fighting, King volunteered to carry messages that help firm Sheridan's lines and then joined the cavalry charge that retained the Union's initiative.  His bravery was recognised later with the Medal of Honor on September 23, 1897.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Bud Hanning, Every Day of the Civil War: A Chronological Encyclopedia (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2010), 18.
Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT:: T. Belknap, 1868), III: 541.

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