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Joseph Sewell-Gerrish Sweatt
Birth: Oct. 23, 1843
Death: Feb. 14, 1914

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company C, 6th Massachusetts Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 15, 1863 at Carrsville, Virginia. His citation reads "When ordered to retreat, this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire from the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Medford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Oak Avenue, Lot 55
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8166081
Joseph Sewell-Gerrish Sweatt
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Joseph Sewell-Gerrish Sweatt
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Joseph Sewell-Gerrish Sweatt
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