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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 08/10/1837 Andover, New Hampshire. d. 27/06/1927 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/08/1864 Smithfield, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st United States Regular Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Smithfield, Virginia on August 28, 1864.

 

His Medal was awarded to him on January 23, 1896. He served the rest of his career in the 1st US Cavalry, rising to Major of the regiment.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In an attack upon a largely superior force, his personal gallantry was so conspicuous as to inspire the men to extraordinary efforts, resulting in complete rout of the enemy

 

BURIAL LOCATION: US MILITARY ACADEMY CEMETERY, WEST POINT, NEW YORK.

Section 4, Row C, Grave 60

Moses Harris

HARRIS MOSES HARRIS MOSES GRAVE