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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 11/12/1843 Coventry, Rhode Island.  d. 30/11/1918 Rhode Island.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

He served in the Union Army as a Private in Company G, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SWAN POINT CEMETERY, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

Group 374 Lot 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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George W Potter

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