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2LT Daniel A. Dorsey

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2LT Daniel A. Dorsey

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company H, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery as a participant as an Andrews Raider in the famed "Great Locomotive Chase" through Georgia in April 1862. His citation reads "One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta". His Medal was issued on September 17, 1863. 22 other participants of the Raid were issued the CMOH. He was one of seven 33rd Ohio soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal Martin J. Hawkins, Private Jacob Parrott, Corporal William Reddick, Private Samuel Robertson, Private Samuel Slavens, and Private John Wollam, all of whom were also Andrews Raiders).

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Medal of Honor, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 33 Ohio Infantry


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  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6136914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Daniel A. Dorsey (31 Dec 1838–10 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6136914, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .