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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 25/09/1836 Hendricks County, Indiana. d. 02/07/1908 Alameda County, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/12/1862 Stones River, Tennessee.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of Indiana, he served as Captain and commander of Company A, 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He was awsrded his CMOH for his bravery in action at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee on December 29, 1862.He was one of two 51st Indiana officers to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Civil War, the other being Captain Marion T. Anderson of Company D.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO COLUMBARIUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

Olympus Room, Lot 1st Floor, Tier 4, Niche 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milton T Russell

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