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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Abraham Cohn

  • Rank: Sergeant Major (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    6th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign & at the mine, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.
Medal of Honor Recipient Abraham Cohn
Medal of Honor Recipient Abraham Cohn
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Campton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 24, 1865
  • Born: 1832, Guttentag, Silesia, Poland (Prussia)
  • Died: June 2, 1897, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Beth Olam Cemetery, Ridgewood, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington, DC

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