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b. 28/04/1839 Butler County, Ohio. d. 12/07/1916 Marshaltown, Iowa.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/05/1865 Columbus, Georgia.

 

Bebb was born in Ohio to Edward (1800 - 1868) and Margaret Evans Bebb (1805 - 1868) on April 28, 1839. He moved to Iowa at age 12. Bebb enlisted into Company D of the 4th Iowa Cavalry on September 25, 1861 and was a private throughout his military career. On 16 April 1865 he formed part of a regiment, under the direction of General J. H. Wilson's, that were undertaking to capture the Chattahoochee River bridge to gain entry into the city. Bebb is reported to have captured a flag while the enemies were fleeing. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor at this event.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NEW SALEM CEMETERY, LYNNVILLE, IOWA.

Addition 5, Lot 23

Edward J Bebb

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