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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 03/08/1845 Hanover, New Hampshire. d. 11/12/1920 Newark, New Jersey.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Boutwell served in the Union Army in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on April 2, 1865, for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 33, Grave 2937

John Wilder Boutwell

BOUTWELL BOUTWELL GRAVE