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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 14/02/1842 Edgar County, Illinois. d. 22/07/1910 Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Furman joined the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves in July 1861 and was transferred to the US Army Signal Corps in October 1863.  He received the Medal of Honor on August 3, 1897 for his actions on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OLD ROSEMONT CEMETERY, BLOOMSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.

Plot: Lot 396, Western Division

 

 

Chester S Furman

FURMAN FURMAN GRAVE