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

Andrew Barclay Spurling

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Maine Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 23, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Evergreen, Alabama, USA

Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon three of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded two, and captured the whole party.

Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew B. Spurling
Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew B. Spurling
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 10, 1897
  • Born: March 20, 1833, Cranberry Isles, Hancock County, ME, United States
  • Died: August 13, 1906, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery (A-46-60682), Chicago, IL, United States
  • Location of Medal: Maine Military Historical Museum, Camp Keyes, Augusta, ME

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