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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 16/09/1839 Scituate, Massachusetts. d. 05/06/1910 East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1862 Malvern Hill, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company C, 29th Massachusetts Infantry. He was a prisoner of war. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Although wounded and carried to the rear, he secured a rifle and voluntarily returned to the front, where, failing to find his own regiment, he joined another and fought with it until again severely wounded and taken prisoner.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ELMWOOD CEMETERY, EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Henry Osborne

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