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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 23/12/1837 Saint-John, New Brunswick, Canada. d. 20/10/1909 Sault St Marie, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/05/1863 Chancellorsville, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He entered the Union Army at New York and served as a Corporal in Company E, 7th U. S. Infantry. In the conflict at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 1,1863, he took up the unit colors from the hands of the flag bearer who had been shot down and carried them through the remainder of the battle.

 

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Took up the colors from the hands of the color bearer who had been shot down and bore them through the remainder of the battle.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, SAULT ST MARIE, MICHIGAN.

Catholic Section, Block 6, Lot 19, Site 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen O'Neill

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