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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1840 Coventry, Rhode Island.  d. 22/03/1907 Washington, Rhode Island.

 

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

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the US Army in Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NORTH BURIAL GROUND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.

Section 13, Lot 731

Samuel E Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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