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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 14/09/1844 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 12/04/1922 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/10/1864 Boydton Plank Road, Virginia.

 

He entered army service as a private at Philadelphia, December 14, 1861, and mustered in Company G, 99th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to corporal on April 1, 1862; to sergeant on September 24, 1864; to second lieutenant on August 1, 1862; to first lieutenant on September 24, 1864; to captain on April 20, 1865; to brevet major and lieutenant colonel on March 13, 1865. He mustered out with his company on July 1, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Checked the rout and rallied the troops of his command in the face of a terrible fire of musketry; was severely wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLANDS CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section K, Lot 286

Sylvester Bonnaffon Jnr

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