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More recognition planned for Harford's only Medal of Honor recipient
More recognition planned for Harford's only Medal of Honor recipient

Monday was the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of New Market Heights in which Sgt. Alfred Hilton, Harford County's only native born Medal of Honor recipient, was mortally wounded carrying his country's and his regiment's colors. A century and a half later, Harford County's Historical Preservation Commission is close to getting more tangible recognition for Sgt. Hilton: a Civil War Discovery Trail monument erected in at the small county small park named in his honor in the community where he was born. "It's something we believe is needed and should be installed at the park," Robert Thomas, the commission chairman, said of the monument. Sgt....

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