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SGM Edward Ratcliff
Birth: Feb. 8, 1835
Death: Mar. 10, 1915

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant Major in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Sergeant in Company C, 38th U.S. Colored Troops for action on September 29, 1864 at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. His citation reads "Commanded and gallantly let his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Cheesecake Cemetery
Charles Corner
York County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8423668
SGM Edward Ratcliff
Added by: Don Morfe
 
SGM Edward Ratcliff
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Mar. 10, 2017
TO ALL WHO PASS THIS WAY, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that even though SGM Edward Ratcliff has passed away, now, he continues to watch over and protect the U.S.A. as a: "Member Of The Knight Shift"...Hoorah!!! R.I.P. Trooper Ratcliff.
- USCT Cemetery Mgr.
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017
Issued: 6 April 1865
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 8, 2017
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