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

George Washington Walton

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    97th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short-range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.

Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Walton
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Walton
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 6, 1902
  • Born: March 27, 1844, Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, PA, United States
  • Died: February 8, 1920, Oxford, PA, United States
  • Buried: Oxford Cemetery (MH) (C-14), Oxford, PA, United States

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