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 George W. Harris

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George W. Harris

Birth
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jan 1921 (aged 85)
Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Lot 299-300
Memorial ID 5858483 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation reads "Capture of flag, wresting it from the color bearer and shooting an officer who attempted to regain it". His Medal was issued on December 1, 1864. He was one of four 148th Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Robert W. Ammerman, Captain Jeremiah Z. Brown, and Private Josiah Phillips).

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MEDAL OF HONOR
PVT CO B 148 PA INF
CIVIL WAR


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  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5858483
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5858483/george-w-harris : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Harris (6 Mar 1835–30 Jan 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5858483, citing Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .