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b. 13/03/1843 New York. d. 17/11/1893 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1862 Antietam, Maryland.

 

Greig was born in New York on March 13, 1843. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism shown at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, while serving as a Second Lieutenant with Company C, 61st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on February 10, 1887.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Theodore W. Greig, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 September 1862, while serving with Company C, 61st New York Infantry, in action at Antietam, Maryland. A Confederate regiment, the 4th Alabama Infantry (Confederate States of America), having planted its battle flag slightly in advance of the regiment, Second Lieutenant Greig rushed forward and seized it, and, although shot through the neck, retained the flag and brought it within the Union lines.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, BRONX, NEW YORK.

Linden Plot, Section 50, Lot 5392

Theodore W Greig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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