Bookmark and Share

Thomas Belcher

Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: May 22, 1898
Burial location: Togus, Maine
Place of Birth: Maine, Bangor
Home of record: Bangor Maine


Medal of Honor

See more recipients of this award

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 Private Thomas Belcher, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company I, 9th Maine Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. Private Belcher took a guidon from the hands of the bearer, mortally wounded, and advanced with it nearer to the battery than any other man.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 6, 1865

Action Date: September 29, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company I

Division: 9th Maine Infantry