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Col Hartwell B. Compson
Birth: May 5, 1842
Seneca Falls
Seneca County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1905
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On March 2, 1865, he was commanding officer of the 8th New York Cavalry Regiment as they marched into Waynesboro, Virginia. A sharp battle ensued with the Confederates commanded by Major General Jubal A. Early, in which the Federal victory took 1500 prisoners, 5 pieces of artillery, and 10 rebel battle flags including the flag belonging to General Early's headquarters. He was issued his citation on March 26, 1865.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8040613
Col Hartwell B. Compson
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Thank you, Colonel for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 5, 2016

- James J. Stalcup
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
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