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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 03/01/1843 Ireland.  d. 01/02/1929 Washington DC.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION:  22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company D, 54th Ohio Infantry for action at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His marker in the cemetery is "Welch".

 

MOH CITATIONS:

 

Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY, WASHINGTON DC.

Section 8, Lot Z, Lot 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward Welsh

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