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 Amos Jay Cummings

Amos Jay Cummings

Birth
Conklin, Broome County, New York, USA
Death 2 May 1902 (aged 60)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 33, Grave 9
Memorial ID 4823 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, US Congressman. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War on September 1, 1862, and was mustered in as a Private in Company E, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry on September 18, 1862. Promoted to the regiment's Sergeant Major on March 6, 1863, he fought with his unit in the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, where his heroism and bravery in the May 4 engagement at Salem Church near Fredericksburg would see him be awarded the CMOH. His citation reads "Rendered great assistance in the heat of the action in rescuing a part of the field batteries from an extremely dangerous and exposed position." His Medal was awarded to him on March 28, 1894. Mustered out on June 27, 1863, he later became a prominent editor of the "New York Tribune" and the "New York Sun" newspapers. He was elected as a Democrat to represent four different New York Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives, first representing the 6th District from 1887 to 1889, then the 9th District from 1889 to 1893, then the 11th District from 1893 to 1894, then finally the 10th District from 1895 until his death in office in 1902.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amos Jay Cummings (15 May 1841–2 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4823, citing Clinton Cemetery, Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .