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 George Martin

George Martin

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 20 Jun 1924 (aged 85)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 17, Site 20472
Memorial ID 18411 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born Martin Schwenk in Baden, Germany, he served as a Sergeant in Troop B, 6th Cavalry, Union Army. In early July 1863, in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines in actions at Millerstown, Pennslyvainia, Sergeant Martin also rescued an officer from the hands of the Confederates. For most conspicuous gallantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 23, 1889. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, at age 85.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18411
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Martin (28 Apr 1839–20 Jun 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18411, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .