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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1839 Peoria County, Illinois. d. 1918 Washington.

 

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

 

He was born in Peoria County, Illinois in 1839. He entered service at "Trivolia", Peoria County, Illinois. He was a Corporal, in Company G, 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor for Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party" at Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 22, 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

 

BURIAL LOCATION: BAYVIEW CEMETERY, BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON.

Section M, Lot 920, Grave 1

 

Matthew Bickford

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