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

Oliver P Rood

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    20th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: 1844, Frankfort, Franklin County, KY, United States
  • Died: June 11, 1885, Nashville, TN, United States
  • Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery (MH) (24-15), Nashville, TN, United States

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