Gurdon H. Barter

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Gurdon H. Barter

Williamsburg, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 22 Apr 1900 (aged 56–57)
Viola, Latah County, Idaho, USA
Burial Viola, Latah County, Idaho, USA
Plot Plot 66, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6206204 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as a Landsman on board the "USS Minnesota". He was awarded the CMOH fo rhis bravery in the combined Union Army and Naval assault and capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina on January 15, 1865. His citation reads "Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Landsman Barter advanced to the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed and wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark, when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms, and its colors". His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1865. Although the official citation lists the date of action as January 15, 1865, his medal is engraved with the date "Dec 1864 & Jan 1865".

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  • Originally Created by: Gayle Alvarez
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