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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 01/08/1837 Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania.  d. 13/05/1918 White Haven, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 31/05/1862 Fair Oaks, Virginia.

 

He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army in Company G, 104th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 31, 1862 at Fair Oaks, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LAUREL CEMETERY, WHITE HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hiram W Purcell

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