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b. 06/11/1838 Coshocton, Ohio. d. 26/03/1894 Shellsburg, Iowa.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Awarded for action as Sergeant, Co. C, 9th Iowa Infantry at Vicksburg, Miss., on May 22, 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAKWOOD CEMETERY, SHELLSBURG, IOWA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James M Elson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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