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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 17/09/1836 Leipsic, Delaware. d. 13/03/1909 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/01/1865 Red Hill, Alabama.

 

Civil War Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Red Hill, Alabama on January 14, 1865.

 

After the war he founded the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was one of 6 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant Everett W. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Betts, Private John G. Bourke, 1st Lieutenant Anthony Taylor, and Private John Tweedale).

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With less than 200 men, attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, capturing their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO.

Block 74, Space 74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Jackson Palmer

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