Medal of Honor: Abiather J. Knowles

28 08 2008

Rank: Private

Organization: Company D, 2nd ME Infantry

Entered Service: ?

Born: LaGrange, ME

Date Medal Issued: 27 December 1894

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citiation: Removed dead and wounded under heavy fire.

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Medal of Honor: John F. Hartranft

28 08 2008

Rank: Colonel

Organization: 4th PA Militia.

Entered Service: Norristown, PA

Born: New Hanover Twp, PA

Date Medal Issued: 26 August 1886

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide and participated in the battle after expiration of his term of service, distinguishing himself in rallying several regiments which had been thrown into confusion.

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Medal of Honor: James E. Cross

28 08 2008

Rank: Corporal

Organization: Company K, 12th New York Infantry.

Entered Service: ?

Birth: Darien, NY

Date Medal Issued: 5 April 1898

Date of Action: 18 July 1861

Place of Action: Blackburn’s Ford, VA

Citation: With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.

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