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b. 30/07/1843 Hoflas, Bavaria, Germany. d. 21/02/1925 Cora, Missouri.

 

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

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born at Hoflas, Bavaria, Germany, he served as a Private in Company G, 7th Indiana Infantry, Union Army. On the first day of the battle of the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, May 5, 1864, Private Opel captured the flag of 50th Virginia Infantry, Confederate Army.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT ZION CEMETERY, PLEASANT HILL, MISSOURI.

South side , Lot  left of path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John N Opel

OPEL OPEL GRAVE