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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 08/1842 Hammondsport, New York. d. 22/06/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Brown was attending Hamilton College when he joined the Union Army in August 1862. At Hamilton he was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He served in the 126th New York Infantry, and by the time of his death was, as a captain, the senior living officer of his regiment. He was killed in action on June 22, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on March 6, 1869 for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg which included the capture of a large number of Confederates as well as the heroic capture of a Confederate flag.

 

A book detailing his exploits during the Civil War was released in 2012 and is entitled "Fight All Day, March All Night" by Wayne Mahood.

 

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Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, PENN YAN, NEW YORK.

 

 

Morris Brown Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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