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b. 29/02/1840 Monroe County, Michigan.  d. 19/03/1923 South Rockwood, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private in Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. He was a member of the volunteers that attempted to run Confederate batteries with a steam tug and two barges loaded with ammunition stores at the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 3, 1863.

 

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Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, SOUTH ROCKWOOD, MICHIGAN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Carlton Peters

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