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

Robert J Gardner

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    34th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Was among the first to enter Fort Gregg, clearing his way by using his musket on the heads of the enemy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 12, 1865
  • Born: September 28, 1837, Livingston, Columbia County, NY, United States
  • Died: September 23, 1902, Iosco, MI, United States
  • Buried: Wright Cemetery, Parkers Corners, Iosco Township, MI, United States
  • Location of Medal: Ypsilanti Historical Society, Ypsilanti, MI

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