ORR, ROBERT L. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Major, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 28 March 1836, Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   28 November 1892.

Citation:   Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)