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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 27/12/1841 Meigs County, Ohio. d. 18/06/1931 Farmington, Missouri.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Downington, Ohio, he served as a Corporal in Company C, 30th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. On May 22, 1863, Corporal Pearsall volunteered to be a member of a storming party at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Corporal Pearsall, at the head of his attacking force, charged the Confederate barges on the river and was under the heaviest enemy fire. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 14, 1894.

 

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Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PENDLETON CEMETERY, DOE RUN, MISSOURI.

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