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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 20/11/1837 Columbiana County, Ohio. d. 05/02/1929 Long Beach, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/06/1864 Staunton River Bridge, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company M, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Staunton River Bridge, Virginia on June 25, 1864. His Medal was issued to him on September 10, 1897.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA.

Section N. Chapel, Lot East 14 & 15, Grave 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson W Ward

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