Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Cerro Gordo County
- Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II -
Cerro Cordo County
Medal of Honor
Henry I. Smith
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freedom Rock Memorials, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 43° 8.251′ N, 93° 22.738′ W. Marker is in Clear Lake, Iowa, in Cerro Gordo County. Memorial is on N 8th St near Main Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Lake IA 50428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clear Lake in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clear Lake in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buddy Holly Ritchie Valens J. P. Richardson Surf Ballroom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Stars Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Lake.
Regarding Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial. Regarding Henry I. Smith:
DATE OF BIRTH: May 4, 1840
PLACE OF BIRTH:
HOME OF RECORD:
Mason City, Iowa
Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Civil War
Division: 7th Iowa Infantry
Date of Issue: September 7, 1897
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Henry I. Smith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 March 1865, while serving with Company B, 7th Iowa Infantry, in action at Black River, North Carolina. First Lieutenant Smith voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
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