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b. 1842 Auburn Maine.  d. 26/07/1873 Bethel, Maine.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/10/1863 Bristoe Station, Virginia.

 

Hanscom was born in 1842 in Danville and entered service at Bowdoinham, Maine. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on October 14, 1863 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, while serving as a Corporal with Company F, 19th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 1, 1864, and is on display at the Maine State Museum.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Moses C. Hanscom, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 October 1863, while serving with Company F, 19th Maine Infantry, in action at Bristoe Station, Virginia, for capture of the flag of 26th North Carolina (Confederate States of America).

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, AUBURN, MAINE.

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Moses C Hanscom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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