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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 25/11/1837 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  d. 11/09/1907 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Corporal in Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland (September 17, 1862). He was also wounded in the leg at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (May 3, 1863). His medal was awarded to him on January 15, 1867.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand-to-hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY, BALA CYNWYD, PENNSYLVANIA.

Moreland Section, Lot 239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacob George Orth

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