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 Sylvester D. Rhodes

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Sylvester D. Rhodes

Birth
Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Aug 1904 (aged 61)
Parsons, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Lot 1526
Memorial ID 6853327 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fisher's Hill, Virginia on September 22, 1864. His citation reads "Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on February 16, 1897. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Corporal John C. Matthews, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, and Major Robert L. Orr).

Bio by: RPD2


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MEDAL OF HONOR
CAPT CO D
61 PA INF


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  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 14 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6853327
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6853327/sylvester-d-rhodes : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester D. Rhodes (6 Dec 1842–29 Aug 1904), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6853327, citing Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .