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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 10/02/1843 Selkirk, New York.  d. 05/10/1920 Selkirk, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Brigadier General in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in the 11th U.S. Infantry for action on May 5, 1864 at the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ALBANY RURAL CEMETERY, ALBANY, NEW YORK.

Section 42, Lot 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Henry Patterson

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