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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 19/04/1843 New London County, Connecticut.  d. 21/10/1909 New London County.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/06/1864 Cold Harbour, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company H, 148th New York Infantry for action on June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Though himself wounded, voluntarily left the rifle pits, crept out between the lines and, exposed to the severe fire of the enemy's guns at close-range, brought within the lines two wounded and helpless comrades.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NEW HANOVER CEMETERY, HANOVER, CONNECTICUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eugene M Tinkham

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