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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1842 Grafton County, New Hampshire. d. 28/04/1903 LaSalle County, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Elk River, Tennessee.

 

On July 2, 1863 he volunteered for an attack on a blockhouse by the Elk River in Tennessee. On October 30, 1897 he received the Medal of Honor, the highest decoration in the U.S. military, for his participation in this action.

 

Gage joined the 104th Illinois Infantry in August 1862, He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, and was incarcerated at Libby Prison for the next 6 months. Gage was discharged in February 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODSIDE CEMETERY, SENECA, ILLINOIS.

 

Richard John Gage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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