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Abraham Cohn
Birth: Jun. 17, 1832
Death: Jun. 2, 1897

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in the East Prussian town of Guttentag and came to New York at the age of 28 during the mid-19th century German Jewish emigration. He enlisted as a Private in Co. E, 6th NH Volunteers in Campton, New Hampshire on January 5, 1864 and was promoted to Sergeant-Major on March 28, 1864. On May 6, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, under heavy fire he formed up his troops, to disorganize fleeing Confederates of different regiments. At Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864, he bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire. After the war he returned to New York City, was active in business affairs, married and was the father of eight children. He is one of seventeen Jewish Americans known to have received the Medal of Honor since itís inception during the Civil War to the present. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Beth Olom Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 13, 2003
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Abraham Cohn
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Cemetery of burial for Capt. Abraham Cohn located by the research efforts of Grand Army of the Republic.
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