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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 12/09/1843 New York. d. 27/09/1918 Caldwell, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.

 

A private in Company "H" of the 62nd New York State Volunteers (Anderson Zouaves), was awarded his Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, on the May 5, 1864.

 

Evans enlisted on June 30, 1861 at New York City, New York as a Musician. On July 3, 1861 he mustered into Company "F" of the Anderson Zouaves 62nd New York State Volunteers infantry regiment. On the same day as he was mustered in he was transferred from company "F" to company "H". He mustered out on June 29, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia

 

Sgt. Charles E. Morse of Company "I" of the same regiment also received the Medal of Honor for his actions on the same day to rescue the regimental flag from a "mortally wounded" color sergeant, John H. L. Gilmore.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Went out in front of the line under a fierce fire and, in the face of the rapidly advancing enemy, rescued the regimental flag with which the color bearer had fallen.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: POMPTON PLAINS REFORMED CEMETERY, POMPTON PLAINS, NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Robert Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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