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

George W Mears

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    6th Pennsylvania Reserves
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Citation

With five volunteers he gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.

Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Mears
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Mears
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 16, 1897
  • Born: January 3, 1843, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 24, 1921, Bloomsburg, PA, United States
  • Buried: Old Rosemont Cemetery (MH), Bloomsburg, PA, United States
 
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Brothers In Valor: Hershel “Woody” Williams. Courtesy American Battlefield Trust.

Brothers In Valor: Hershel “Woody” Williams. Courtesy American Battlefield Trust.

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