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

Andrew Jackson Tozier

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    20th Maine Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
At the crisis of the engagement this soldier, a color bearer, stood alone in an advanced position, the regiment having been borne back, and defended his colors with musket and ammunition picked up at his feet.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 13, 1898
  • Born: February 11, 1838, Monmouth, Kennebec County, ME, United States
  • Died: March 28, 1910
  • Buried: Litchfield Plains Cemetery (MH), Litchfield, ME, United States

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