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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b.  15/02/1844 Orange, New Jersey. d. 27/11/1931 Essex County, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/04/1865 Sailors Creek,  Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company G, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 5, 1865. His Medal was awarded to him on July 3, 1865. He was one of twelve 1st New Jersey Cavalry soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Corporal William B. Hooper, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant David Southard, Sergeant George W. Stewart, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Charles E. Wilson, and Sergeant John Wilson).

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ROSEDALE CEMETERY, ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.

Lawn Section, Lot 31, Grave 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aaron Blake Tompkins

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