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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 10/12/1842 Wellsburg, New York. d. 08/01/1912 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/12/1864 Nashville, Tennessee.

 

He was born December 10, 1842 in Wellsburg, New York. He enlisted in the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment at age 19, mustering in on January 17, 1862. He was promoted first sergeant on March 5, 1862 and to second lieutenant on March 24, 1862. He was later promoted to first lieutenant and then became adjutant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 24, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, December 16, 1864. He mustered out on April 5, 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of 4th Mississippi (C.S.A.).

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Plot: Section 1, Lot 361, Map Grid M/N 35

Thomas Parke Gere

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