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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor
CLARKE, Dayton P. (1840-1915)

Born 15 Dec 1840, Dekalb, NY. Died 10 Nov 1915, Montpelier; buried Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier. Captain, Co. F, 2nd Vermont Infantry, credited to Hermon, NY. At Spotsylvania, VA, on 12 May 1864, he was credited with "distinguished conduct in a desperate hand-to-hand fight while commanding the regiment." Medal of Honor issued 30 Jul 1892. (NARA File: C-616-VS-1870)

HARRINGTON, Ephraim W. (1833-1914)

Born 16 Jan 1833, Waterford, MA. Died 10 Dec 1914; buried Grove Cemetery, East St. Johnsbury. Sergeant, Co. G, 2nd Vermont Infantry, credited to Kirby. At Fredericksburg, VA, on 3 May 1863, he "carried the colors to the top of the heights and almost to the muzzle of the enemy's guns." Medal of Honor issued 13 Dec 1893. NARA File: C-675-V5-1865)

NOYES, William Wallace (1846-1910)

Born 23 Apr 1846, Montpelier. Died 1 Jul 1910; buried Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier. Private, Co. F, 2nd Vermont Infantry, credited to Montpelier. At Spotsylvania, VA, on 12 May 1864, "Standing upon the top of the breastworks, [he] deliberately took aim and fired no less than 15 shots into the enemy's lines, but a few yards away." Medal of Honor issued 22 Mar 1892. (NARA File: R&P 310509)

ROBBINS, Augustus J. Robbins (1839-1909)

Born 17 Nov 1839, Grafton. Died 16 Sep 1909; buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ. 2d Lieut., Co. B, 2nd Vermont Infantry, credited to Grafton. At Spotsylvania, VA, on 12 May 1864, "While voluntarily serving as a staff officer successfully withdrew a regiment across and around a severely exposed position to the rest of the command; was severely wounded." Medal of Honor issued 24 Mar 1892. (NARA File: B-1331-VS-1864)

TRACY, Amasa Sawyer (1829-1908)

Born 16 Mar 1829, Dover, ME. Died 26 Feb 1908, Orleans; buried West Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury. Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Vermont Infantry, credited to Middlebury. At Cedar Creek, VA, on 19 Oct 1864, he "took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works." Medal of Honor issued 24 Jul 1892. (NARA File: T-444-VS-1864)


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