Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Valentine Rossbach

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    34th New York Battery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 12, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Encouraged his cannoneers to hold a very dangerous position, and when all depended on several good shots it was from his piece that the most effective were delivered, causing the enemy's fire to cease and thereby relieving the critical position of the Federal troops.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Flushing, Queens County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 10, 1896
  • Born: 1842, Germany
  • Died: February 20, 1897
  • Buried: Cypress Hills National Cemetery (MH) (2-5427), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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