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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 24/06/1845 Isle of Wight, England. d. 08/03/1927 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Doré was born on the Isle of Wight in England on 24 June 1845. He enlisted into the 126th New York Infantry from West Bloomfield, New York on 22 August 1862. He was made prisoner following the Battle of Harpers Ferry, but paroled a day later. After his act of gallantry earned him the Medal of Honor on 3 July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to corporal in December 1863 and sergeant in June 1864. He mustered out with his regiment on 3 June 1865. Two other men of the 126th New York Infantry won the Medal of Honor for their actions at Gettysburg, Morris Brown, Jr. and Jerry Wall.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HORNELL RURAL CEMETERY, HORNELL, NEW YORK.

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George Henry Dore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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