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Clifford Thomson
Birth: Apr. 15, 1834
Death: May 5, 1912

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as the First Lieutenant of Company A, 1st New York Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 2, 1863. His citation reads "Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act". His Medal was issued on November 27, 1896. He received the brevet of Major, US Volunteers for his war service. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: St. John & Paul Path, Lot 10, Grave 4
 
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Record added: Jan 23, 2001
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Clifford Thomson
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Clifford Thomson
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