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

George Dallas Sidman

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    16th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 27, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gaines' Mill, Virginia, USA
Distinguished bravery in battle. Rallied his comrades to charge vastly superior force until wounded in the hip. He was a 16-year old drummer.
Medal of Honor Recipient George D. Sidman
Medal of Honor Recipient George D. Sidman
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1892
  • Born: November 25, 1844, Rochester, Monroe County, NY, United States
  • Died: February 3, 1920, Lakeland, FL, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (3-2492), Arlington, VA, United States

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