Victoria_Cross_of_canada

THE

 

TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

victoria_cross george cross scan0004

b. 1846 Ireland.  d. 12/09/1916 Sea Cliff, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the Union Army on July 5, 1861 in New York City, New York, and was mustered in as a Private in Company F, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry on July 20, 1861. Transferred to Company E, he was with his regiment as it fought in the bloody Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His Medal was issued to him on December 30, 1898. He served through the end of the war, being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company A on September 19, 1864, and to 1st Lieutenant on January 25, 1865 before being honorably mustered out on June 29, 1865 at Washington, DC. Today, the flag of the 56th Virginia Infantry that he captured is displayed at the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: THE EVERGREENS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Tulip Grove Section, SW 1/2 Lot 107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Christopher W Wilson

WILSON CHRIS W