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John James Toffey

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    33d New Jersey Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 23, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Although excused from duty on account of sickness, went to the front in command of a storming party and with conspicuous gallantry participated in the assault of Missionary Ridge; was here wounded and permanently disabled.
Medal of Honor Recipient John J. Toffey
Medal of Honor Recipient John J. Toffey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Hudson, Hudson County, New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 10, 1897
  • Born: June 1, 1844, Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, NY, United States
  • Died: March 13, 1911
  • Buried: Pawling Cemetery, Pauling, NY, United States

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