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

Moses C Hanscom

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    19th Maine Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 14, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bristoe Station, Virginia, USA

Capture of the flag of 26th North Carolina (C.S.A.).

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 6, 1864

    By Major General George G. Meade, at a review of the 2nd Army Corps Headquarters, Peebles' House, near Petersburg, Va.

  • Born: 1842, Danville, Androscoggin County, ME, United States
  • Died: July 26, 1873, Auburn, ME, United States
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (MH) (503-504), Auburn, ME, United States
  • Location of Medal: Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME

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