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

Matthew Bickford

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    8th Missouri 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: Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 31, 1894
  • Born: April 10, 1839, Trivolia, Peoria County, IL, United States
  • Died: April 18, 1918
  • Buried: Bayview Cemetery (MH) (14-920-1), Bellingham, WA, United States

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