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Delavan Bates

  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    30th U.S. Colored Troops
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cemetery Hill, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment.
Medal of Honor Recipient Delavan Bates
Medal of Honor Recipient Delavan Bates
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Mohawk, Herkimer County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 22, 1891
  • Born: March 17, 1840, Richmondville, Schoharie County, NY, United States
  • Died: December 19, 1918, Aurora, NE, United States
  • Buried: Aurora Cemetery (MH) (8-124), Aurora, NE, United States

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