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

Andrew Davidson

  • Rank: Assistant Surgeon
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    47th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Voluntarily attempted to run the enemy's batteries.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 17, 1892
  • Born: 1819, Middlebury, Addison County, VT, US
  • Died: June 30, 1901, Lancaster, OH, US
  • Buried: Forest Rose Cemetery (MH) (E-56), Lancaster, NY, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

In all liklihood, Andrew Davidson was born in Ireland, not in Middlebury, Vermont. All of his civilian documentation gives Ireland as his place of birth. However, at the time he enlisted in the Army, he gave the location as Middlebury. This was not uncommon as social prejudices at the time held a negative view of Irish immigrants. His official military records still record his birthplace as Middlebury.


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