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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 20/05/1835 Lancaster, Pennsylvania. d. 17/03/1916 Sugar Creek, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Blickensderfer was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before the war he resided in Tuscarawas county with his wife, Mary, and three children. He enlisted into the 126th Ohio Infantry in 1862 at Shanesville, Ohio. During the siege of Petersberg Blickensderfer he captured a Confederate battle flag, an act for which he was awarded with the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EAST LAWN CEMETERY, SUGAR CREEK, OHIO.

Lot 152, Block 1, Grave 6

Milton A Blickensderfer

BLICKENSDERFER M BLICKENSDERFER M GRAVE