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b. 10/02/1838 England.  d. 03/12/1904 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/11/1863 Fort Sanders, Tennessee.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. At age 23 he enlisted in the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in as a Private in Company K on May 28, 1861. Promoted to 1st Sergeant om April 9, 1863, he was serving at that rank when he peformed an act of bravery in action on November 29, 1863 at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee that would garner him the Medal of Honor.

 

His Medal was awarded to him on November 2, 1870, seven years later. He eventually received promotions to 1st Lieutenant (September 30, 1864) and to Captain and commander of the 79th New York's Company A (March 17, 1865) before he was brevetted Major, US Volunteers and honorably mustered out after four full years of service on July 14, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The color bearer of the 51st Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.), having planted his flag upon the side of the work, Sgt. Judge leaped from his position of safety, sprang upon the parapet, and in the face of a concentrated fire seized the flag and returned with it in safety to the fort.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section 207, Lot 31870

Francis W Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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