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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 15/11/1840 Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.  d. 22/02/1915 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/02/1864 Bachelor's Creek, North Carolina.

 

Haring received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Haring's medal was won for his actions at Bachelor's Creek in North Carolina. Haring and the eleven men under his command resisted an overwhelming attack from Confederate forces on February 1, 1864. He was honored with the award on June 28, 1890.

 

Hickok was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and entered service in New York City, where he was later buried.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Abram Pye Haring, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 February 1864, while serving with Company G, 132d New York Infantry, in action at Bachelor's Creek, North Carolina. With a command of 11 men, on picket, First Lieutenant Haring resisted the attack of an overwhelming force of the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CANTERBURY PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY, CORNWALL, NEW YORK.

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Abram Pye Haring

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