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Philip J. Baybutt
Civil War era Medal of Honor
Born (1844-11-22)November 22, 1844
Died April 17, 1907(1907-04-17) (aged 62)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Place of death Lancashire, England
Place of burial Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, England
Allegiance United States
Rank Private
Unit 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry
Awards Medal of Honor

Philip James Baybutt (November 22, 1844 – April 17, 1907) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 for action at Luray, Virginia on September 24, 1864, becoming the first British citizen recipient of the award.[1]

Medal of Honor citation

“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Philip Baybutt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 September 1864, while serving with Company A, 2d Massachusetts Cavalry, in action at Luray, Virginia, for capture of flag.”

See also


  1. "Tribute to War Hero". American Civil War Society. December, 2002. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 


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