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Delavan Bates

Date of birth: March 17, 1840
Date of death: December 19, 1918
Burial location: Aurora, Nebraska
Place of Birth: New York, Schoharie County
Home of record: Mohawk New York


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 Colonel Delavan Bates, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 July 1864, while serving with 30th Colored Troops, in action at Petersburg (Cemetery Hill), Virginia. For gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 22, 1891

Action Date: July 30, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Division: 30th Colored Troops