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

George Washington Roosevelt

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Brevet Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    26th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run & Gettysburg, Virginia & Pennsylvania, USA

At Bull Run, Va., recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg captured a Confederate color bearer and colors, in which effort he was severely wounded.

Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Roosevelt
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Roosevelt
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 2, 1887
  • Born: February 14, 1844, Chester County, PA, United States
  • Died: April 15, 1907, Brussels, Belgium
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (1047), Washington, DC, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mt. Pleasant, SC

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