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Hartwell B Compson

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel New York Volunteers)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    8th New York Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag belonging to Lt. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early's headquarters.
Medal of Honor Recipient Hartwell B. Compson
Medal of Honor Recipient Hartwell B. Compson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 26, 1865
  • Born: 1840, Seneca Falls, Seneca County, NY, United States
  • Died: August 31, 1905
  • Buried: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Monument Plot 136A), Portland, OR, United States

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