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Abraham Cohn

American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor

kohnRank: Sergeant Major

Service: U.S. Army

Unit: 6th New Hampshire Infantry

Birthdate: 1832

Place of Birth: Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia

Date of Death: June 2, 1897

Battle or Place of Action: Wilderness Campaign & at the mine, Petersburg, Virginia

Date of Action: May 6 & July 30, 1864


During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.

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