Lieut. H.L. Eddy (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Lieut. H.L. Eddy

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4630-8


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    • 06/Jul/2016 01:38:17

    Heroes All!: A Compendium of the Names and Official Citations of the Soldiers and Citizens of the United States and of Her Allies who Were Decorated by the American Government for Exceptional Heroism and Conspicuous Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in the War with Germany, 1917-1919 indicates Lt. H. Leslie Eddy was killed in action at Chateau-Thierry on June 6, 1918.

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    • 06/Jul/2016 06:16:00

    This photo appeared in the New-York tribune., July 07, 1918, Page 4 with the caption: "Lieut. Henry Leslie Eddy, U. S. M. C. New Britain. Conn. Killed in action."

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    • 06/Jul/2016 06:21:15

    According to, the date of his death was June 4, 1918: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Henry Leslie Eddy, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Eighty-Second Company, Sixth Regiment (Marines) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F., at Chateau-Thierry, France, 4 June 1918. Second Lieutenant Eddy, U.S. Army, while attached to 82d Company, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops."

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    • 06/Jul/2016 06:25:51

    The Middlebury register., February 07, 1919, Image 5 says that it was on June 6, s. article 'LIEUTENANT EDDY GETS WAR CROSS', col. 3.

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    • 06/Jul/2016 06:28:39

    According to, he was born 30 July 1894.

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 25/Jul/2016 19:36:45

    Thanks swanq and B-59 for locating this soldier's name and background. We'll update the catalog record.