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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 13/04/1835 Liberty, New York. d. 23/10/1900 Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/06/1864 Cold Harbor, Virginia.

 

Hill was born on April 13, 1835 in Liberty, New York.

 

On June 1, 1864, as the Captain of Company K, 16th Michigan Infantry during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Hill "led the brigade skirmish line in a desperate charge on the enemy's masked batteries to the muzzles of the guns, where he was severely wounded."

 

Hill survived and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 4, 1893.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Led the brigade skirmish line in a desperate charge on the enemy's masked batteries to the muzzles of the guns, where he was severely wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FREDERICKSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY, FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA.

Section OS, Grave 6640

 

Edward Hill

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