Bel Air Mural- Alfred B. Hilton

115 N. Bond Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

Artist - Jack Pabis This mural brings the story of Medal of Honor recipient and Harford County native, Civil War solider Sgt. Alfred B. to life. Hilton, an African American Union Army soldier enlisted in Company H, 4th United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military honor, for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm in Virginia. During the battle, historians say he encountered a seriously injured flag bearer from his group and rather than allowing the flag of the 4th USCT to touch the ground, Hilton shouldered his own flag and that of his injured comrade and continued the charge.