Aaron Steven Lanfare


Aaron Steven Lanfare

Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Aug 1875 (aged 50)
At Sea
Cenotaph Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 6842619 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag of 11th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.)". His Medal was awarded to him on May 3, 1865, which was the day he was mustered out of the Army. A pre-War merchant sailor, he returned to the Sea once the Civil War ended, becoming a successful spice merchant and trader. On a voyage to the West Indies in 1875, his ship sank, and he was lost at sea. In 1984 his descendents placed a memorial stone next to his grandfather's grave in Branford's Center Cemetery. He was one of four 1st Connecticut Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Charles H. Marsh, Captain Edwin M. Neville, and Captain Edward W. Whitaker).

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Steven Lanfare (9 Sep 1824–19 Aug 1875), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6842619, citing Branford Center Cemetery, Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .