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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 18/04/1837 ? d. 22/12/1922 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Chancellorsville, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as Major of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Salem Heights, Virginia during the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863.

 

He was one of four 16th New York soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the War (the others being Private James Allen, Chaplain Francis B. Hall, and Corporal John H. Moffitt). After the end of the conflict he chose to remain in the United States Army, and served in the Western Frontier against the Indians. During the Spanish-American War he served as Chief of Staff to Lt. General Nelson A. Miles.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Seized the colors of his regiment and gallantly rallied his men under a very severe fire

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Plot: Section 1, Lot 270

 

John Curtis Gilmore

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