b. 14/02/1844 Chester, Pennsylvania. d. 14/04/1907 Brussels, Belgium.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/08/1862 Bull Run, Virginia.
03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. The third cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he enlisted in the Union army at the age of 17, in the spring of 1861. He soon became a First Sergeant in Company K, of the 26th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Virginia, and on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He received the Medal of Honor on July 2, 1887. As a result of this wound he lost his left leg. He later served as a Brevet Captain in the Union Army. In the 1890s he served as United States Consul in Brussels. In 2003, two persons, Edward and Gisela Fedora, were charged with Unlawful Sale of a Medal of Honor. They sold medals awarded to United States Navy Seaman Robert Blume (Spanish-American War Recipient) and to United States Army First Sergeant George Washington Roosevelt (Civil War Recipient) to an FBI agent.
For extraordinary heroism while serving with Company K, 26th Pennsylvania Infantry. At Bull Run, Virginia, on 30 August 1862, First Sergeant Roosevelt recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 2 July 1863, he captured a Confederate Color Bearer and color, in which effort he was severely wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, WASHINGTON DC.
Chapel Hill, Lot 1047
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