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Aaron Sanderson

  • Also Known As: Anderson, Aaron (true name)
  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Wyandank
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 17, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mattox Creek, Virginia, USA

Served on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox Creek, Landsman Sanderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in many places, and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at the enemy.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1811, NC, United States
  • Died: January 9, 1886, Philadelphia, PA
  • Buried: Eden Cemetery (Reinterred from Lebanon Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA), Collingdale, PA

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