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b. 28/03/1836 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 14/11/1894 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Colonel of the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His Medal was awarded to him on November 28, 1892. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Corporal John C. Matthews, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, and Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes). Originally interred in Philadelphia's Monument Cemetery, he was reinterred in Lawnview in 1956.

 

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Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LAWNVIEW CEMETERY, ROCKLEDGE, PENNSYLVANIA.

Susquehanna Lawn, Range 68, Grave 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Levan Orr

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