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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 21/08/1847 Reading, Michigan.  d. 17/09/1918 Reading, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/07/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He entered the Union Army at Goodland, Michigan and served as a Corporal in Company E, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. At the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864, instead of retreating he exposed himself to Confederate fire, remaining in the captured position and deliberately returned fire until the enemy was close upon him.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Instead of retreating he exposed himself to Confederate fire, remaining in the captured position and deliberately returned fire until the enemy was close upon him.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WEST READING CEMETERY, READING, MICHIGAN.

Sidney Haight

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