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Delevan Bates

  • Birth 17 Mar 1840 Richmondville, Schoharie County, New York, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 1918 Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 6404102

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War first as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 30th United States Colored Infantry. He led his regiment in an assault on Confederate positions at Cemetery Hill, Virginia on July 30, 1864. His bravery in that action garnered him a brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers (citation reading "for distinguished services in the assault on Cemetery Hill, Va."), and the CMOH (citation reading "Gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment 30 July 1864"). His brevet was backdated to the date of his bravery; the Medal of Honor was awarded to him on June 22, 1891.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 9 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6404102
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delevan Bates (17 Mar 1840–19 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6404102, citing Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .