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

Elijah William Bacon

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    14th Connecticut Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Capture of flag of the 16th North Carolina regiment (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: 1836, Burlington, Hartford County, CT, United States
  • Died: May 6, 1864, Wilderness, VA, United States
  • Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery (MH), Berlin, CT, United States

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