b. 27/04/1838 Sandy Creek, New York. d. 22/03/1902 Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/11/1863 Knoxville, Tennessee.
Hadley was born in Sandy Creek, New York on April 27, 1838 and entered service at Adrian, Michigan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on November 20, 1863, while serving as a Sergeant with Company F, 9th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, at the Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee. His Medal of Honor was issued on April 5, 1898.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Cornelius Minor Hadley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 20 November 1863, while serving with Company F, 9th Michigan Cavalry, in action at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee. With one companion, Sergeant Hadley voluntarily carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from General Grant to General Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and brought back replies, his comrade's horse being killed and the man taken prisoner.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, LITCHFIELD, MICHIGAN.
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