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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 01/07/1838 Casco, Maine. d. 10/08/1924 Chenoa, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/07/1862 Cache River, Arkansas.

 

He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army in Company A, 33d Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on July 7, 1862 at Cache River, Arkansas.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While the troops were falling back before a superior force, this soldier, assisted by one companion, and while under severe fire at close-range, saved a cannon from capture by the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CHENOA CEMETERY, CHENOA, ILLINOIS.

Section 2 WE, Lot 4 NS, Grave 4SW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward M Pike

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