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

Nicholas Geschwind

Details
  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    116th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Citation
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 24, 1894
  • Born: 1829, France
  • Died: January 2, 1897, Peoria, IL, United States
  • Buried: Springdale Cemetery (MH) (TR 4-1623) , Peoria, IL, United States
 

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