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Marcus A Hanna

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    50th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 4, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Port Hudson, Louisiana, USA
Citation
Voluntarily exposed himself to a heavy fire to get water for comrades in rifle pits.
Medal of Honor Recipient Marcus A. Hanna
Medal of Honor Recipient Marcus A. Hanna
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 2, 1895
  • Born: November 3, 1842, Bristol, Lincoln County, ME, United States
  • Died: December 12, 1921, South Portland, ME, United States
  • Buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (MH), Portland, ME, United States
 

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