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

Jacob Sanford

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Commissary Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    55th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 2, 1893
  • Born: 1840, Fulton County, IL, United States
  • Died: September 3, 1901, Prairie City, IL, United States
  • Buried: Prairie City Cemetery (MH), Prairie City, IL, United States

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