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

Voltare Paine Twombly

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    2d Iowa Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 15, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Donelson, Tennessee, USA

Took the colors after three of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.

Medal of Honor Recipient Voltare P. Twombly
Medal of Honor Recipient Voltare P. Twombly
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 12, 1897
  • Born: February 21, 1842, Farmington, Van Buren County, IA, United States
  • Died: February 24, 1918, Des Moines, IA, United States
  • Buried: Pittsburg Rural Cemetery (MH), Keosauqua, IA, United States

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