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b. 08/11/1832 Dansville, New York.  d. 11/08/1897 Warsaw, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/09/1864 Winchester, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Commissary Sergeant in the 19th New York Volunteer Cavalry (also known as the 1st New York Dragoons). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Amid the enemy he grabbed the flag from a color bearer who then called for help. When the bearer's comrades were readying their rifles he dashed directly at them securing their disarming. As he rode away, the Confederates picked up their guns firing at the captor of their flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST HILL CEMETERY, ATTICA, NEW YORK.

Section F, Lot 6

Andrew J Lorish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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