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David Southard

  • Birth 1845 Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 6 May 1894 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial New Egypt, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 7238800

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company C, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads "Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge". His Medal was awarded to him on July 3, 1865. He was one of twelve 1st New Jersey Cavalry soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Corporal William B. Hooper, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant George W. Stewart, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Aaron Thompkins, Sergeant Charles E. Wilson, and Sergeant John Wilson).

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 6 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7238800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Southard (1845–6 May 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7238800, citing Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, New Egypt, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .