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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 02/06/1822 Whitingham, Vermont. d. 07/03/1909 Chesterfield, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sayler's Creek, Virginia.

 

Eddy was born in Whitingham, Vermont on 2 June 1822. He joined the Army from Chesterfield, Massachusetts in July 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT CEMETERY, CHESTERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

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Samuel E Eddy

EDDY S E EDDY S E GRAVE