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

George W Harris

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    148th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA

Capture of flag, wresting it from the color bearer and shooting an officer who attempted to regain it.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 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: March 6, 1835, Schuylkill, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: January 30, 1921, Bellefonte, PA, United States
  • Buried: Union Cemetery (MH) (Soldier;s Circle), Bellefonte, PA, United States

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