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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 16/11/1827 New York. d. 04/10/1903 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Salem Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

Hall was born in New York on November 16, 1827 and entered service at Plattsburgh, New York. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Salem Church, while serving as a Chaplain with the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on February 16, 1897.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chaplain Francis Bloodgood Hall, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 May 1863, while serving with 16th New York Infantry, in action at Salem Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Chaplain Hall voluntarily exposed himself to a heavy fire during the thickest of the fight and carried wounded men to the rear for treatment and attendance.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK.

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Francis Bloodgood Hall

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