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

George McKee

  • Rank: Color Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    89th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rochester, Monroe County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 12, 1865
  • Born: 1845, County Tyrone, Ireland
  • Died: July 8, 1892, Sawtelle, CA, United States
  • Buried: Los Angeles National Cemetery (MH) (1-6-2), Los Angeles, CA, United States

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