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

George E Ranney

  • Rank: Assistant Surgeon (Highest Rank: Surgeon)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 14, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Resaca, Georgia, USA
At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, Pvt. Charles W. Baker, lying under heavy fire between the lines and with the aid of an orderly, carried him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient George E. Ranney
Medal of Honor Recipient George E. Ranney
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 24, 1901
  • Born: June 13, 1839, Batavia, Genesee County, NY, United States
  • Died: November 10, 1915, Lansing, MI, United States
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery (F-29-16), Lansing, MI, United States

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