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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 01/04/1839 Saint Albans, Vermont.  d. 20/02/1906 Vermont.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/02/1864 Newport Barracks, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army in Company A, 9th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 2, 1864 at Newport Barracks, North Carolina.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, Jewett kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CHURCH STREET CEMETERY, SWANTON, VERMONT.

 

Erastus W Jewett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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