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b. 01/02/1838 Bedford County, Pennsylvania. d. 12/02/1906 Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry). He was awarded the CMOH for bravery on the 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863).His Medal was issued on August 3, 1897. The five other 6th Pennsylvania Reserve soldiers who were awarded the CMOH for this action were John W. Hart, Thaddeus S. Smith, George Mears, Chester S. Furman and Wallace Johnson.

 

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Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender

 

BURIAL LOCATION: =SAINT PATRICK'S CEMETERY, NEWRY, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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