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Sidney Warren Thaxter

  • Rank: Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Maine Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 27, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hatcher's Run, Virginia, USA
Voluntarily remained and participated in the battle with conspicuous gallantry, although his term of service had expired and he had been ordered home to be mustered out.
Medal of Honor Recipient Sidney W. Thaxter
Medal of Honor Recipient Sidney W. Thaxter
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 10, 1897
  • Born: September 8, 1839, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME, United States
  • Died: November 10, 1898, Portland, ME, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (MH), Portland, ME, United States

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