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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 17/03/1829 Richland County, Ohio.  d. 20/02/1881 Ohio.

 

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

 

Born on March 17, 1829, in Richland County, Ohio, Larimer enlisted in the Army from Columbus. By April 6, 1865, he was serving as a corporal in Company G of the 2nd Ohio Cavalry. On that day, during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia, he captured the flag of Confederate General Joseph B. Kershaw's headquarters. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on May 3.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of General Kershaw's headquarters.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MARLOW CEMETERY, MANSFIELD, OHIO.

Row 7, #1

Smith Larimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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