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b. 1836 Burlington, Connecticut. d. 06/05/1864 Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Pickett's Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Bacon joined the 14th Connecticut Infantry in July 1862. During Pickett's Charge on 3 July 1863, Bacon captured the battleflag of the 16th North Carolina Infantry. He was killed on 6 May 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, and received the Medal of Honor posthumously on 1 December 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MAPLE CEMETERY, BERLIN, CONNECTICUT.

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Elijah William Bacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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