Horatio Collins King

Horatio Collins King

Infobox Military Person
name= Horatio Collins King
born= birth date|1837|12|22
died= Death date and age|1918|11|15|1837|12|22
placeofbirth= Portland, Maine

allegiance= United States of America Union
branch= United States Army Union Army
rank= Brevet Colonel
battles= American Civil War
awards= Medal of Honor
laterwork= Judge-Advocate-General, New York Author

Horatio Collins King (December 22, 1837 – November 15, 1918) was a Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War. He also served as a U.S. lawyer, politician and author.


Born in Portland, Maine, he graduated at Dickinson College in 1858, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in New York City in 1861. He served in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah during the Civil War from August 1862 until October 1865, when he resigned with the rank of brevet colonel. He earned the Medal of Honor for service near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia, on March 31, 1865.

He then practiced law until 1870, when he became connected with the press. In 1883, he was appointed judge-advocate-general of New York. He was the author of "The Plymouth Silver Wedding" (New York, 1873); "The Brooklyn Congregational Council" (1876); "King's Guide to Regimental Courts-Martial" (1882); and edited "Proceedings of the Army of the Potomac" (1879-'87).

His father, Horatio King, was Postmaster General of the United States.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Major and Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: Near Dinwiddie Courthouse, Va., March 31, 1865. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: December 22, 1837, Portland, Maine. Date of issue: September 23, 1897.


:While serving as a volunteer aide, carried orders to the reserve brigade and participated with it in the charge which repulsed the enemy.

ee also

*List of Medal of Honor recipients

External links

* [http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/k/ed_KingHC.html Chronicles of Dickinson: Horatio Collins King]
* [http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/libertycap/F01/dettloffF01/background.html More Background]



NAME= King, Horatio Collins
SHORT DESCRIPTION= United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

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