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

Paul A. Oliver

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    12th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 15, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Resaca, Georgia, USA
While acting as aide assisted in preventing a disaster caused by Union troops firing into each other.
Medal of Honor Recipient Paul A. Oliver
Medal of Honor Recipient Paul A. Oliver
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 12, 1892
  • Born: July 18, 1831, English Channel, At sea
  • Died: May 18, 1928, Laurel Run, PA, United States
  • Buried: The Green-Wood Cemetery (78-3212-26733), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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