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

Elijah A Briggs

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    2d Connecticut Heavy Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 3, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Capture of battle flag.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 10, 1865
  • Born: October 26, 1843, Salisbury, Litchfield County, CT, United States
  • Died: March 10, 1922, Beacon, NY, United States
  • Buried: Fishkill Rural Cemetery (MH) (D-406), Fishkill, NY, United States

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