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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 18/09/1844 Gallatinville, New York. d. 28/04/1899 Philippines.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/04/1865 Fort Blakely, Alabama.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Gallatin, Columbia County, New York. He was declared dead near Manila, P.I., as "missing in action". He entered the Union Army in New York, New York. His highest rank was Major. He was awarded the CMOH as a Lieutenant in Company A, 178th New York Infantry for action on April 9, 1865 at Fort Blakely, Alabama.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt. The informatin obtained by him was made the basis of the orders for the assault that followed. He also advanced with a few followers, under the fire of both sides, and captured 300 of the enemy who would otherwise have escaped.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: BODY LOST OR DESTROYED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Mortimer Rockefeller

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