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ARMY – New Jersey Regiments Beach,   John   P.       (also   known   as   John   P.   Beech)   Rank   and organization:    Sergeant,    Company    B,    4th    New    Jersey Infantry.   Place   and   date:   At   Spotsylvania   Courthouse,   Va., May   12,   1864.   Entered   service   at:   Trenton,   N.   J.   Born:   May 1,    1844,    Stratfordshire,    England.    Date    of    issue:    June    5, 1894.   Citation:   Voluntarily   assisted   in   working   the   guns   of   a battery,    all    the    members    of    which    had    been    killed    or wounded.      Beach   died   November   27,   1926,   and   was   buried in Mercer Cemetery in Trenton. Brant,   William.    Rank   and   organization:   Lieutenant,   Company   B,   1st   New   Jersey Veteran   Battalion.   Place   and   date:   At   Petersburg,   Va.,   April   3,   1865.   Entered service   at:   Trenton,   N.J.      Birth:   Elizabeth,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   May   10,   1865. Citation:   “Capture   of   battle   flag   of   46th   North   Carolina   (C.S.A.).”   Brant   died   March 1, 1898, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, N.J. Clancy,   James   T.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   C,   1st   New Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At   Vaughn   Road,   Va.,   October   1,   1864.   Entered service   at:   Camden,   N.J.      Born:   1833,   Albany,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue:   July   3,   1865. Citation:   “Shot   the   Confederate   General   Dunovant   dead   during   a   charge,   thus confusing the enemy and greatly aiding in his repulse.” Connor,   Richard.    Rank   and   organization.   Private,   Company   F,   6th   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place   and   date:   At   Bull Run,   Va.,   August   30,   1862.   Entered   service   at:   Burlington,   N.J.   Born:   December   23,   1840,   Philadelphia,   Pa.   Date of   issue:   September   17,   1897.   Citation:   “The   flag   of   his   regiment   having   been   abandoned   during   retreat,   he voluntarily    returned    with    a    single    companion    under    a    heavy    fire    and    secured    and    brought    off    the    flag,    his companion   being   killed.”   Connor   died   November   4,   1923,   in   Philadelphia   and   was   buried   in   North   Cedar   Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia. Cummings,   Amos   J.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant   Major,   26th   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place   and date:   At   Salem   Heights,   Va.,   May   4,   1863.   Entered   service   at:   Irvington,   N.J.   Born:   May   15,   1838, Conklin,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue.   March   28,   1894.   Citation:   “Rendered   great   assistance   in   the   heat   of   the action   in   rescuing   a   part   of   the   field   batteries   from   an   extremely   dangerous   and   exposed   position.” Cummings   died   May   2,   1902,   and   was   buried   in   Clinton   Cemetery,   Irvington,   N.J.   See   also:   Beneath   the Starry Flag: New Jersey in the Civil War Drake,   J.   Madison.      Rank   and   organization:   2d   Lieutenant,   Company   D,   9th   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place   and date:   At   Bermuda   Hundred,   Va.,   May   6,   1864.   Entered   service   at:   Elizabeth,   N.J.   Born:   March   25,   1837, Washington   Valley,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   March   3,   1873.   Citation:   “Commanded   the   skirmish   line   in   the advance   and   held   his   position   all   day   and   during   the   night.”   Drake   died   at   his   home   in   Elizabeth,   N.J.   on November 28, 1913, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, N.J. See also: These books by Drake English,   Edmund.       Rank   and   organization:   First   Sergeant,   Company   C,   2d   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place   and date:   At   Wilderness,   Va.,   May   6,   1864.   Entered   service   at:   Newark,   N.J.   Born:   November   16,   1841,   County Tipperary,   Ireland.   Date   of   issue:   February   13,   1891.   Citation:   “During   a   rout   and   while   under   orders   to   retreat seized   the   colors,   rallied   the   men,   and   drove   the   enemy   back.”      English   died   May   27,   1912,   in   Philadelphia,   Pa. and was buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery in Philadelphia. Fesq,   Frank.      (also   known   as   Franz   Fesq)   Rank   and   organization:   Private,   Company   A,   40th   New   Jersey   Infantry. Place   and   date:   At   Petersburg,   Va.,   April   2,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Newark,   N.J.   Born:   April   4,   1840,   Germany. Date   of   issue:   May   10,   1865.   Citation:   “Capture   of   flag   of   18th   North   Carolina   (C.S.A.)   within   the   enemy's   works.” Fesq died in Orange, N.J. on May 6, 1920, and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Orange. Hooper,   William   B.      Rank   and   organization:   Corporal,   Company   L,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At Chamberlains   Creek,   Va.,   March   31,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Jersey   City,   N.J.   Birth:   Willimantic,   Conn.      Date   of issue:   July   3,   1865.   Citation:   “With   the   assistance   of   a   comrade,   headed   off   the   advance   of   the   enemy,   shooting two   of   his   color   bearers;   also   posted   himself   between   the   enemy   and   the   led   horses   of   his   own   command,   thus saving   the   herd   from   capture.”      Hooper   died   on   January   16,   1870,   in   Caldera,   Chile   and   was   buried   in   Old Willimantic Cemetery, Windham, Ct. Hopkins,   Charles   F.      Rank   and   organization:   Corporal,   Company   I,   1st   New   Jersey   Infantry. Place   and   date:   At   Gaines   Mill,   Va.,   June   27,   1862.      Entered   service   at:   Trenton,   N.J.      Born:   May 16,   1842,   Hope,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   July   9,   1892.   Citation:   “Voluntarily   carried   a   wounded comrade   [Sergeant   Richard   Donnelly],   under   heavy   fire,   to   a   place   of   safety;   though   twice wounded   in   the   act,   he   continued   in   action   until   again   severely   wounded.”      Hopkins   died   on February   14,   1934,   the   last   surviving   Civil   War   Medal   of   Honor   recipient   from   New   Jersey.   He was   buried   in   Greenwood   cemetery   in   Boonton.   Also   See:   The   Andersonville   Diary   &   Memoirs   of Charles Hopkins, 1st New Jersey Infantry Locke,   Lewis.      Rank   and   organization:   Private,   Company   A,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At   Paines Crossroads,   Va.,   April   5,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Jersey   City,   N.J.   Birth:   Clintonville,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue:   May   3, 1865. Citation: “Capture of a Confederate flag.”  Locke died in 1892, in Ashuelot, N.H. McGee,   William.      (Also   known   as   Magee)   Rank   and   organization:   Drummer,   Company   C,   33d   New   Jersey Infantry.   Place   and   date:   At   Murfreesboro,   Tenn.,   December   5,   1864.   Entered   service   at:   Newark,   N.J.   Born:   May 13,   1849,   Newark,   N.J.      Date   of   issue:   February   7,   1866.   Citation:   “In   a   charge,   was   among   the   first   to   reach   a battery   of   the   enemy   and,   with   one   or   two   others,   mounted   the   artillery   horses   and   took   two   guns   into   the   Union lines.”   Serious   doubt   has   been   cast   on   the   validity   of   this   award.   Also   see:   Drummer   Boy   Willie   McGee,   Civil   War   Hero and Fraud Oss,    Albert.        Rank    and    organization:    Private,    Company    B,    11th    New    Jersey    Infantry.    Place    and    date:    At Chancellorsville,   Va.,   May   3,   1863.   Entered   service   at:   Newark,   N.J.   Born:   1818,   Belgium.   Date   of   issue:   May   6, 1892.   Citation:   “Remained   in   the   rifle   pits   after   the   others   had   retreated,   firing   constantly,   and   contesting   the ground   step   by   step.”   Oss   died   in   Kearny,   N.J.   on   December   18,   1898,   and   was   buried   in   Holy   Sepulchure Cemetery in East Orange, N.J. Porter,   William.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   H,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At Sailors   Creek,   Va.,   April   6,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Trenton,   N.J.      Birth:   New   York,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue:   July   3, 1865. Citation: “Among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.” Sagelhurst,   John   C.      (Also   known   as   Segelhurst)   Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   B,   1st   New   Jersey Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At   Hatchers   Run,   Va.,   February   6,      1865.   Entered   service   at:   Buffalo,   N.Y.   Born:   June   1, 1841,   Buffalo,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue:   January   3,   1906.   Citation:   “Under   a   heavy   fire   from   the   enemy   carried   off   the field    a    commissioned    officer    who    was    severely    wounded    and    also    led    a    charge    on    the    enemy's    rifle    pits.” Sagelhurst died on May 10, 1907, in Buffalo, N.Y. and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. Sewell,   William   J.      Rank   and   organization:   Colonel,   5th   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place   and   date:   At Chancellorsville,    Va.,    May    3,    1863.    Entered    service    at:    Camden,    N.J.    Born:    December    6,    1835, Castlebar,   County   Mayo,   Ireland.   Date   of   issue:   March   25,   1896.   Citation:   “Assuming   command   of   a brigade,   he   rallied   around   his   colors   a   mass   of   men   from   other   regiments   and   fought   these   troops   with great   brilliancy   through   several   hours   of   desperate   conflict,   remaining   in   command   though   wounded   and inspiring   them   by   his   presence   and   the   gallantry   of   his   personal   example.”   Sewell   served   as   a   N.J. National   Guard   general   and   US   Senator   from   N.J.   after   the   war.      He   died   in   Camden   on   December   27, 1901, and was buried in Harleigh Cemetery in that city. Southard,   David.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   C,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place and   date:   At   Sailors   Creek,   Va.,   April   6,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Florence,   N.J.      Born:   1845, Jackson   Township,   Ocean   County,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   July   3,   1865.   Citation:   “Capture   of   flag;   and was    the    first    man    over    the    works    in    the    charge.”    Southard    died    at    Pennsylvania    Hospital    of pneumonia on May 5, 1894, and was buried in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in New Egypt, N.J. Stewart,   George   W.      Rank   and   organization:   First   Sergeant,   Company   E,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry. Place   and   date:   At   Paines   Crossroads,   Va.,   5   April   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Salem,   N.J.   Born:     March   25,   1839,   Salem,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   May   3,   1865.   Citation:   “Capture   of   flag.”   Stewart   died   on   November   17, 1911, and was buried at New Camden Cemetery, New Camden, NJ. Streile,   Christian.   (also   known   as   Straile)   Rank   and   organization:   Private,   Company   I,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry. Place   and   date:   At   Paine’s   Crossroads,   Va.,   April   5,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Jersey   City,   N.J.   Born:   1839, Germany.   Date   of   issue:   May   3,   1865.   Citation:   “Capture   of   flag.”   Streile   died   in   New   York   City   on   December   4, 1886, and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens, N.Y. Taylor,   Forrester   L.      Rank   and   organization:   Captain,   Company   H,   23d   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place and   date:   At   Chancellorsville.   Va.,   May   3,   1863.   Entered   service   at:   Beverly,   N.J.      Born:   October   30, 1833,   Philadelphia,   Pa.   Date   of   issue:   November   2,   1896.   Citation:   “At   great   risk   voluntarily   saved the   lives   of   and   brought   from   the   battlefield   two   wounded   comrades.”   Taylor   died   April   21,   1907,   in Virginia and was buried in a family cemetery. Titus,   Charles.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   H,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and date:   At   Sailors   Creek,   Va.,   April   6,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   New   Brunswick,   N.J.   Born:      January   1,   1838, Millstone,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   July   3,   1865.   Citation:   “Was   among   the   first   to   check   the   enemy's   countercharge.” Titus died March 26, 1921, in Belmar, N.J. and buried in Glendola Cemetery, Wall Township, N.J. Toffey,   John   J.      Rank   and   organization:   First   Lieutenant,   Company   G,   33d   New   Jersey   Infantry.   Place and   date:   At   Chattanooga,   Tenn.,   November   23,   1863.   Entered   service   at:   Hudson   County,   N.J.   Born: June   1,   1844,   Pawling,   Dutchess   County,   N.Y.   Date   of   issue:   September   10,   1897.   Citation:   “Although excused   from   duty   on   account   of   sickness,   went   to   the   front   in   command   of   a   storming   party   and   with conspicuous    gallantry    participated    in    the    assault    of    Missionary    Ridge;    was    here    wounded    and permanently   disabled.”      He   died   in   Jersey   City   on   March   13,   1911,   and   was   buried   in   Pawling   Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y. See also: The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-Third New Jersey in the Civil War Tomkins,   Aaron   B.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   G,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At Sailors   Creek,   Va.,   April   6   1865.   Entered   service   at:      Jersey   City,   N.J.      Birth:   February   15,   1844,   Orange,   Essex County,   N.J.   Date   of   issue:   July   3,   1865.   Citation:   “Charged   into   the   enemy's   ranks   and   captured   a   battle   flag, having   a   horse   shot   under   him   and   his   cheeks   and   shoulders   cut   with   a   saber.”   Tompkins   died   November   25, 1931, in Orange, N.J. and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Orange. Wilson,   Charles   E.       Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   A,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At Sailors   Creek,   Va.,   April   6,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Hatboro,   Pa.   Birth:   Bucks   County,   Pa.   Date   of   issue:   July   3, 1865.   Citation:   “Charged   the   enemy's   works,   colors   in   hand,   and   had   2   horses   shot   from   under   him”.   Wilson   died August 15, 1915, in Trenton, N.J. and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Hopewell, N.J. Wilson,   John.      Rank   and   organization:   Sergeant,   Company   L,   1st   New   Jersey   Cavalry.   Place   and   date:   At Chamberlains   Creek,   Va.,   March   31,   1865.   Entered   service   at:   Jersey   City,   N.J.   Birth:   England.   Date   of   issue:   July 3,   1865.   Citation:   “With   the   assistance   of   one   comrade,   headed   off   the   advance   of   the   enemy,   shooting   two   of   his color   bearers;   also   posted   himself   between   the   enemy   and   the   led   horses   of   his   own   command,   thus   saving   the herd from capture.” US ARMY – New York Regiment Fallon,   Thomas   T.          Rank   and   organization:   Private,   Company   K,   37th   New   York   Infantry.   Place   and   date:   At Williamsburg,   Va.,   May   5,   1862.   At   Fair   Oaks,   Va.,   May   30-31,   1862.   Entered   service   at:   Freehold,   N.J.   Birth: August   12,   1837,   County   Galway,   Ireland.   Date   of   issue:   February   13,   1891.   Citation:   “At   Williamsburg,   Va., assisted   in   driving   rebel   skirmishers   to   their   main   line.   Participated   in   action   at   Fair   Oaks,   Va.,   though   excused from   duty   because   of   disability.”      Fallon   died   August   26,   1916,   and   was   buried   at   Saint   Rose   of   Lima   Cemetery, Freehold, N.J. US NAVY Davis,   John.      Rank   and   organization:   Quarter   Gunner,   U.S.   Navy.   Born:   Cedarville,   N.J.   Accredited   to:   New Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   11,   April   3,   1863.   Citation:   “Served   on   board   the   U.S.S.   Valley   City   during   action   against   Rebel fort   batteries   and   ships   off   Elizabeth   City,   N.C.,   on   10   February   1862.   When   a   shell   from   the   shore   penetrated   the side   and   passed   through   the   magazine,   exploding   outside   the   screen   on   the   berth   deck,   several   powder   division protecting   bulkheads   were   torn   to   pieces   and   the   forward   part   of   the   berth   deck   set   on   fire.   Showing   great presence   of   mind,   Davis   courageously   covered   a   barrel   of   powder   with   his   own   body   and   prevented   an   explosion, while at the same time passing powder to provide the division on the upper deck while under fierce enemy fire.” Kane,   Thomas.      Rank   and   organization:   Captain   of   the   Hold,   U.S.   Navy.   Born:   1841   Jersey   City,   N.J.   Accredited to:   New   Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   84,   October   3,   1867.   Citation:   “On   board   the   U.S.S.   Nereus   during   the   attack   on   Fort Fisher,   on   15   January   1865.   Kane,   as   captain   of   the   hold,   displayed   outstanding   skill   and   courage   as   his   ship maintained   its   well-directed   fire   against   fortifications   on   shore   despite   the   enemy's   return   fire.   When   a   rebel steamer   was   discovered   in   the   river   back   of   the   fort,   the   Nereus,   with   forward   rifle   guns   trained,   drove   the   ship   off at   the   third   fire.   The   gallant   ship's   participation   contributed   to   the   planting   of   the   flag   on   one   of   the   strongest fortifications possessed by the rebels.” Strahan,   Robert.      Rank   and   organization:   Captain   of   the   Top,   U.S.   Navy.   Birth:   New   Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   45, December   31,   1864.   Accredited   to:      New   Jersey.   Citation:   “Served   as   captain   of   the   top   on   board   the   U.S.S. Kearsarge   when   she   destroyed   the   Alabama   off   Cherbourg,   France,   19   June   1864.   Acting   as   captain   of   the   No.   1 gun,   Strahan   carried   out   his   duties   in   the   face   of   heavy   enemy   fire   and   exhibited   marked   coolness   and   good conduct   throughout   the   engagement.   Strahan   was   highly   recommended   by   his   division   officer   for   his   gallantry   and meritorious achievements.” Weeks,    Charles    H.        Rank    and    organization:    Captain    of    the    Foretop,    U.S.    Navy.    Born:    1837,    New    Jersey. Accredited   to:   New   Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   84,   October   3,   1867.   Citation:   “Served   as   captain   of   the   foretop   on   board   the U.S.S.   Montauk,   21   September   1864.   During   the   night   of   21   September,   when   fire   was   discovered   in   the   magazine lightroom   of   that   vessel,   causing   a   panic   and   demoralizing   the   crew,   Weeks,   notwithstanding   the   cry   of   "fire   in   the magazine,"   displayed   great   presence   of   mind   and   rendered   valuable   service   in   extinguishing   the   flames   which were imperiling the ship and the men on board.” Whitfield,   Daniel.      Rank   and   organization:   Quartermaster,   U.S.   Navy.   Born:   1821,   Newark,   N.J.   Accredited   to: New    Jersey.    G.O.    No.:    45,    December    31,    1864.    Citation:    “Serving    as    quartermaster    on    board    the    U.S.S. Lackawanna   during   successful   attacks   against   Fort   Morgan,   rebel   gunboats   and   the   rebel   ram   Tennessee   in Mobile   Bay,   5   August   1864.   Acting   as   captain   of   a   gun,   Whitfield   coolly   stood   by   his   gun,   holding   on   to   the   lock string   and   waited   alongside   the   rebel   ram   Tennessee   until   able   to   fire   the   shot   that   entered   her   port.   Whitfield courageously   carried   out   his   duties   during   the   prolonged   action   which   resulted   in   the   capture   of   the   prize   ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of Fort Morgan.” Young,   Edward   B.      Rank   and   organization:   Coxswain,   U.S.   Navy.   Born:   1835,   Bergen,   N.J.   Accredited   to:   New Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   59,   June   22,   1865.   Citation:   “On   board   the   U.S.S.   Galena   during   the   attack   on   enemy   forts   at Mobile   Bay,   5   August   1864.   Securely   lashed   to   the   side   of   the   Oneida   which   had   suffered   the   loss   of   her   steering apparatus   and   an   explosion   of   her   boiler   from   enemy   fire,   the   Galena   aided   the   stricken   vessel   past   the   enemy forts   to   safety.   Despite   heavy   damage   to   his   ship   from   raking   enemy   fire,   Young   performed   his   duties   with   skill   and courage throughout the action.” US NAVY – Born in New Jersey, Served from Massachusetts Thompson,   William.      Rank   and   organization:   Signal   Quartermaster,   U.S.   Navy.   Entered   service   at:   Boston,   Mass. Birth:   Cape   May   County,   N.J.   G.O.   No.:   17,   July   10,   1863.   Citation:   “During   action   of   the   main   squadron   of   ships against   heavily   defended   Forts   Beauregard   and   Walker   on   Hilton   Head,   7   November   1861.   Serving   as   signal quartermaster   on   board   the   U.S.S.   Mohican,   Thompson   steadfastly   steered   the   ship   with   a   steady   and   bold   heart under   the   batteries;   was   wounded   by   a   piece   of   shell   but   remained   at   his   station   until   he   fell   from   loss   of   blood. Legs since amputated.” US Marine Corps Shivers,   John.      Rank   and   organization:   Private,   U.S.   Marine   Corps.   Born:   1830   Canada.   Accredited   to:   New Jersey.   G.O.   No..   59,   June   22,   1865.   Citation:   “On   board   the   U.S.S.   Minnesota,   in   the   assault   on   Fort   Fisher,   15 January   1865.   Landing   on   the   beach   with   the   assaulting   party   from   his   ship,   Pvt.   Shivers   advanced   to   the   top   of the   sand   hill   and   partly   through   the   breach   in   the   palisades   despite   enemy   fire   which   killed   or   wounded   many officers   and   men.   When   more   than   two-thirds   of   the   men   became   seized   with   panic   and   retreated   on   the   run,   he remained with the party until dark when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors.” Tomlin,   Andrew   J.      Rank   and   organization:   Corporal,   U.S.   Marine   Corps.   Born:   1844,   Goshen,   N.J.   Accredited   to: New   Jersey.   G.O.   No.:   59,   June   22,   1865.   Citation:   “As   corporal   of   the   guard   on   board   the   U.S.S.   Wabash   during the   assault   on   Fort   Fisher,   on   15   January   1865.   As   one   of   200   marines   assembled   to   hold   a   line   of   entrenchments in   the   rear   of   the   fort   which   the   enemy   threatened   to   attack   in   force   following   a   retreat   in   panic   by   more   than   two- thirds   of   the   assaulting   ground   forces,   Cpl.   Tomlin   took   position   in   line   and   remained   until   morning   when   relief troops   arrived   from   the   fort.   When   one   of   his   comrades   was   struck   down   by   enemy   fire,   he   unhesitatingly   advanced under   a   withering   fire   of   musketry   into   an   open   plain   close   to   the   fort   and   assisted   the   wounded   man   to   a   place   of safety.”  Tomlin died on November 1, 1905, and was buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery in Goshen, N.J. - Joseph G. Bilby
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