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

Thaddeus S Smith

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Citation

Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 5, 1900
  • Born: May 13, 1847, Cumberland, Franklin County, PA, United States
  • Died: March 14, 1933, Port Townsend, WA, United States
  • Buried: Laurel Grove Cemetery (MH) (GAR plot), Port Townsend, WA, United States
 
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Brothers In Valor: Hershel “Woody” Williams. Courtesy American Battlefield Trust.

Brothers In Valor: Hershel “Woody” Williams. Courtesy American Battlefield Trust.

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