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 Decatur Dorsey

Decatur Dorsey

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death 10 Jul 1891 (aged 54–55)
Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Block F, Row 9. Grave 8
Memorial ID 20094 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company B, 39th United States Colored Troops. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30,1864. His citation reads "Planted his colors on the Confederate works in advance of his regiment, and when the regiment was driven back to the Union works he carried the colors there and bravely rallied the men". His Medal was issued on November 8, 1865.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 2 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Decatur Dorsey (1836–10 Jul 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20094, citing Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .