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 George Washington Mears

George Washington Mears

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 24 Nov 1921 (aged 78)
Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 19492 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863). His citation reads "Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender". His Medal was issued February 16, 1897. The five other 6th Pennsylvania Reserve soldiers who were awarded the CMOH for this action were Thaddeus Smith, J. Levi Roush, Chester S. Furman, James W. Hart and Wallace Johnson.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Mears (3 Jan 1843–24 Nov 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19492, citing Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .