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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 28/06/1842 Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  d. 15/08/1915 Trenton, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sailor's Creek, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was enrolled in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry on August 5, 1861, and was mustered in as a Private in Company A on August 14, 1861. He re-enlisted on December 27, 1863, and was promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1864, He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia on April 6, 1865. He served through the conclusion of the conflict, and was honorably mustered out on July 24, 1865 (he had received a commission of 1st Lieutenant of Company F on July 18, 1865, but was mustered out before it could become effective). His Medal was awarded to him on July 4, 1865. He was one of twelve 1st New Jersey Cavalry soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Corporal William B. Hooper, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant David Southard, First Sergeant George W. Stewart, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Aaron Thompkins, and Sergeant John Wilson).

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Charged the enemy's works, colors in hand, and had two horses shot from under him.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HIGHLAND CEMETERY, HOPEWELL, NEW JERSEY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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