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David Lewis Gifford
Birth: May 18, 1844
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1904
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 24, 1864 at Ashepoo River, South Carolina. His citation reads "Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery."

He is the son of David and Mercy (Kendrick) Gifford (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Gifford (1812 - 1863)
  Mercy H. Kendrick Gifford (1811 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Jane Gifford Gifford (1850 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amy Gifford (1838 - 1845)*
  David Lewis Gifford (1844 - 1904)
  Joseph Gifford (1845 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Dartmouth Cemetery
Dartmouth
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 390
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8199504
David Lewis Gifford
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David Lewis Gifford
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David Lewis Gifford
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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Thank you, sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 19, 2016

- Roses♥~
 Added: Jul. 24, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015
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