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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 02/02/1842 Madison County, New York. d. 27/12/1919 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11-12/06/1864 Trevillian Station, Virginia.

 

A native of New York, he was 19-years old when on August 30, 1861 he enlisted at Fulton, New York as a Corporal. He was subsequently mustered into Company A, 10th New York Calvary on September 27, 1861. He was immediately promoted to Sergeant on the day following his mustering in, and would ultimately ascend to the rank of Captain on June 11, 1864. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his fearless leadership during the 1864 cavalry battle at Trevillian Station, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily led a charge in which he was severely wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CHELTEN HILLS CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section I, Lot 7, Grave 59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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