b. 21/07/1839 Berrysburg, Pennsylvania. d. 18/04/1905 Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.
Hoffman was born in Berrysburg, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1839. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Captain with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Petersburg, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 19, 1895.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Thomas W. Hoffman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Captain Hoffman prevented a retreat of his regiment during the battle.
BURIAL LOCATION: POMFRET MANOR CEMETERY, SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA.
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