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Compson, Col. Hartwell B. b. May 5, 1842 d. August 31, 1905 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) Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA