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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 19/01/1838 Nashua, New Hampshire. d. 05/10/1914 Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/09/1864 Pegram House, Virginia.

 

Hadley was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on January 19, 1838 and entered service at Peterborough, New Hampshire. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1864, while serving as a Corporal with Company E, 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, at Pegram House, Virginia. Despite heavy enemy fire, Corporal Hadley retrieved and defended his colors and brought it back to his regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued, on July 27, 1896.

 

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 Osgood Towns Hadley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1864, while serving with Company E, 6th New Hampshire Veteran Infantry, in action at Pegram House, Virginia. As Color Bearer of his regiment Corporal Hadley defended his colors with great personal gallantry and brought them safely out of the action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SOUTHBOROUGH RURAL CEMETERY, MASSACHUSETTS.

Section 11 East.

Osgood Towns Hadley

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