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Sylvester D. Rhodes
Birth: Dec. 6, 1842
Plains
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1904

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fisher's Hill, Virginia on September 22, 1864. His citation reads "Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on February 16, 1897. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Corporal John C. Matthews, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, and Major Robert L. Orr). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan A. Hoffman Rhodes (1845 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  John S Rhodes (1867 - 1903)*
  Allen Oliver Rhodes (1873 - 1936)*
  Paul Burton Rhodes (1877 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollenback Cemetery
Wilkes-Barre
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 1526
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Oct 14, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6853327
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