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

George Henry Maynard

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Brevet Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    13th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 13, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Citation

A wounded and helpless comrade, having been left on the skirmish line, this soldier voluntarily returned to the front under a severe fire and carried the wounded man to a place of safety.

Medal of Honor Recipient George H. Maynard
Medal of Honor Recipient George H. Maynard
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: 1898
  • Born: February 2, 1836, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA, United States
  • Died: December 26, 1927
  • Buried: Mount Peake Cemetery (Woodburn Path-2042), Walthan, MA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
 
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