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

Richard Gasson

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    47th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Citation
Fell dead while planting the colors of his regiment on the enemy's works.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1842, Ireland
  • Died: September 29, 1864, Chapins Farm, VA, United States
 

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