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

Cornelius Minor Hadley

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    9th Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 20, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
With one companion, voluntarily carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from Gen. Grant to Gen. Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and brought back replies, his comrade's horse being killed and the man taken prisoner.
Medal of Honor Recipient Cornelius M. Hadley
Medal of Honor Recipient Cornelius M. Hadley
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1898
  • Born: April 27, 1838, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, NY, United States
  • Died: March 22, 1902
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery (PM) (10), Litchfield, MI, United States

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