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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 31/12/1828 Schleswig, Germany.  d. 17/05/1890 Boston, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/04/1863 Nansemond River, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Germany and entered the Union Navy at Dudley, Webster County, Massachusetts. He served as a Seaman. He was temporarily assigned to the USS Mount Washington from the USS Minnesota.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington during the Nansemond River (Virginia) action, 14 April 1863. After assisting in hauling up and raising the flagstaff, Thielberg volunteered to go up on the pilothouse and observe the movements of the enemy and although three shells struck within a few inches of his head, remained at his post until ordered to descend.

 

BURIAL LOCATION:  FOREST HILLS CEMETERY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.

Section 22, Lot 3762, Grave 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Thielberg

THIELBERG GRAVE