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

George W Potter

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation
Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 4, 1886
  • Born: December 11, 1843, Coventry, Kent County, RI, United States
  • Died: November 30, 1918
  • Buried: Swan Point Cemetery (MH), Providence, RI, United States
 

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