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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 10/11/1840 Morrisville, Pennsylvania.  d. 01/12/1928 Washington DC.

 

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

                                           25/08/1864 Reams Station, Virginia.

 

Served during the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863) and at the Battle of Reams Station, Virginia (August 25, 1864).

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Site 1332-A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Milton Pipes

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