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b. 09/09/1824 Branford, Connecticut. d. 19/08/1875 Caribbean Sea.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sailor's Creek, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865.

 

A pre-War merchant sailor, he returned to the Sea once the Civil War ended, becoming a successful spice merchant and trader. On a voyage to the West Indies in 1875, his ship sank, and he was lost at sea. In 1984 his descendents placed a memorial stone next to his grandfather's grave in Branford's Center Cemetery.

 

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Capture of flag of 11th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.)

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOST AT SEA.

MEMORIAL AT BRANFORD CENTER CEMETERY, BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT.

Aaron Steven Lanfare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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