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 Robert Levan Orr

Robert Levan Orr

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Nov 1894 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Susquehanna Lawn, Range 68, Grave 40
Memorial ID 19090 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Colonel of the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down". His Medal was awarded to him on November 28, 1892. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Corporal John C. Matthews, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, and Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes). Originally interred in Philadelphia's Monument Cemetery, he was reinterred in Lawnview in 1956.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Levan Orr (28 Mar 1836–14 Nov 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19090, citing Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .