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

George W Thompkins

Details
  • Also Known As: Tompkins, George W.
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    124th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation
Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Port Jervis, Orange County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: April 9, 1841, Orange County, NY, United States
  • Died: February 22, 1934, Schenectady, NY, United States
  • Buried: Vale Cemetery (PM) (M1-59), Schenectady, NY, United States
 

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