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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 21/09/1834 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 22/11/1906 Groton, Connecticut.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/05/1864 Drewry's Bluff, Virginia.

 

Gray was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1834 and entered service at Groton, Connecticut. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 16, 1864, while serving as a Sergeant with Company C, 21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment, at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 13, 1897.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Robert A. Gray, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 May 1864, while serving with Company C, 21st Connecticut Infantry, in action at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. While retreating with his regiment, which had been repulsed, Sergeant Gray voluntarily returned, in face of the enemy's fire, to a former position and rescued a wounded officer of his company who was unable to walk.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: COLONEL LEDYARD CEMETERY, GROTON, CONNECTICUT.

Robert A Gray

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