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

George H Dore

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    126th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Citation

The colors being struck down by a shell as the enemy were charging, this soldier rushed out and seized it, exposing himself to the fire of both sides.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: West Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 6, 1864

    By Major General George G. Meade, at a review of the 2nd Army Corps Headquarters, Peebles' House, near Petersburg, Va.

  • Born: June 24, 1845, England
  • Died: February 8, 1927, Hornell, NY, United States
  • Buried: Hope Cemetery (PM) (550), Hornell, NY, United States
 

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