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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. c. 1835 Wicklow, Ireland. d. 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served in the Civil War as a First Sergeant in Company A, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Later in the battle he was killed in action, and his Medal was posthumously awarded to him on December 1, 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of 65th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.)

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FREDERICKSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY, FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA.

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William Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JONES WILLIAM GRAVE