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George Marsh

Date of death: June 18, 1915
Burial location: Ottawa, Illinois
Place of Birth: Illinois, Brookfield
Home of record: Brookfield Illinois


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant George Marsh, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry, in action at Elk River, Tennessee. Sergeant Marsh voluntarily led a small party and, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 17, 1897

Action Date: July 2, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Division: 104th Illinois Infantry