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

Joseph H. Decastro

Details
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    19th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Citation

Capture of flag of 19th Virginia regiment (C.S.A.).

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: November 14, 1844, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: May 8, 1892, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Fairmount Cemetery (MH) (2-380-2), Newark, NJ, United States
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