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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 28/09/1837 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. d. 24/09/1907 Norristown, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1862 Antietam, Maryland.

 

Beyer enlisted in the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry in September 1861. He earned the Medal of Honor while a 2nd Lieutenant during the Battle of Antietam, for staying on the open field and carrying another soldier, James H. Gouldy, to safety in a rear area. He later received an injury at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, but remained on active duty until his discharge in November of that year.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

After his command had been forced to fall back, Second Lieutenant Beyer remained alone on the line of battle, caring for his wounded comrades and carrying one of them to a place of safety.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOWER PROVIDENCE CEMETERY, EAGLEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section 1, Row 6, Lot 39

 

Hillary Beyer

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