CPT George Washington Brush

CPT George Washington Brush

Birth
West Hills, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 1927 (aged 85)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9485839 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. As an officer in the 34th United States Colored Infantry, he voluntarily commanded a boat crew that went to the rescue of a large number of union soldiers stranded on the steamer 'Boston' and succeeded in conveying them to shore while under heavy fire from a confederate battery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for this action.

Bio by: William Sweeney


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William Sweeney
  • Added: 21 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9485839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT George Washington Brush (4 Oct 1842–18 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9485839, citing Huntington Rural Cemetery, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .