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George Washington Clute

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    14th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 19, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bentonville, North Carolina, USA
In a charge, captured the flag of the 40th North Carolina (C.S.A.), the flag being taken in a personal encounter with an officer who carried and defended it.
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Clute
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Clute
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Marathon, Lapeer County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 26, 1898
  • Born: June 11, 1842, Marathon, Lapeer County, MI, United States
  • Died: February 13, 1919, Flint, MI, United States
  • Buried: Morris Cemetery (MH) (2-90-42), Mount Morris, MI, United States

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