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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 25/12/1843 Sheffield, Massachusetts. d. 23/08/1922 Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/05/1863 Port Hudson, Louisiana.

 

Deland was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts on 25 December 1843. He enlisted into the 40th Massachusetts Infantry. He died on 23 August 1922 and his remains are interred at the Mahaiwe Cemetery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Volunteered in response to a call and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, advanced and assisted in filling with fascines a ditch which presented a serious obstacle to the troops attempting to take the works of the enemy by assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MAHAIWE CEMETERY, GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

near “Reed” Mausoleum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Nelson Deland

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