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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 26/10/1845 Orono, Ontario, Canada.  d. 14/12/1902 Saint Charles, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/04/1865 Oostanaula River, Georgia.

 

He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company F, 147th Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 3, 1865 at Oostanaula River, Georgia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily swam the river under heavy fire and secured a ferryboat, by means of which the command crossed.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NORTH CEMETERY, SAINT CHARLES, ILLINOIS.

Section F, Lot 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wesley James Powers

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