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Joseph Van Matre
Birth: Oct. 9, 1828
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1892
Middleport
Meigs County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads "In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Hill Cemetery
Middleport
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 208
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8338651
Joseph Van Matre
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Joseph Van Matre
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