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 Edmund English

Edmund English

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Death 27 May 1912 (aged 70)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section N, Range 1, Lot 50
Memorial ID 19064 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Enlisted as a Corporal in Company C, 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 1862 and to 1st Sergeant on September 21, 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia (May 6, 1864). His citation reads "During a rout and while under orders to retreat seized the colors, rallied the men and drove the enemy back" Medal was awarded on February 13, 1891. After he was mustered out of the 2nd New Jersey on February 28, 1865 as a paroled prisoner, he re-enlisted in the Union Army, serving as Sergeant Major of the 6th United States Veteran Volunteers, and a 1st Lieutenant of the 7th United States Veteran Volunteers. His Civil War service did not end until his muster out in August 1866.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund English (16 Nov 1841–27 May 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19064, citing Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .