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b. 23/08/1823 Russell, New York.  d. 27/08/1898 Chicago, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1864 Yellow Tavern, Virginia.

                                           27/05/1864 Hanovertown, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Brevet Major in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Lieutenant in Company L, 9th New York Cavalry for action on May 11, 1864 at Yellow Tavern, Virginia and on May 27, 1864 at Hanovertown, Virginia.

 

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Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, VA.; 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and a personal encounter, captured his opponent.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: BROOKSIDE CEMETERY, WADDINGTON, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John T Rutherford

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