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Edward Welsh

Details
  • Also Known As: Welch, Edward
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    54th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Citation
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Welsh
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Welsh
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 11, 1894
  • Born: January 3, 1843, Ireland
  • Died: February 1, 1929, Soldier's Home, WA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery (PM) (8-9), Washington, DC, United States
 

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