Abraham Cohn

Abraham Cohn

Birth
Death 2 Jun 1897 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 15, lot 2
Memorial ID 7980551 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in the East Prussian town of Guttentag and came to New York at the age of 28 during the mid-19th century German Jewish emigration. He enlisted as a Private in Co. E, 6th NH Volunteers in Campton, New Hampshire on January 5, 1864 and was promoted to Sergeant-Major on March 28, 1864. On May 6, 1864, during the Battle of the Wilderness, under heavy fire he formed up his troops, to disorganize fleeing Confederates of different regiments. At Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864, he bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire. After the war he returned to New York City, was active in business affairs, married and was the father of eight children. He is one of seventeen Jewish Americans known to have received the Medal of Honor since it’s inception during the Civil War to the present.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 13 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7980551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Cohn (17 Jun 1832–2 Jun 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7980551, citing Beth Olom Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .