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Clifford Thomson

  • Birth 15 Apr 1834 Fulton, Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 5 May 1912 East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot St. John & Paul Path, Lot 10, Grave 4
  • Memorial ID 19719

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as the First Lieutenant of Company A, 1st New York Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 2, 1863. His citation reads "Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act". His Medal was issued on November 27, 1896. He received the brevet of Major, US Volunteers for his war service.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clifford Thomson (15 Apr 1834–5 May 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19719, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .