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Edgar A. Bras

Date of birth: October 6, 1841
Date of death: June 24, 1923
Burial location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Place of Birth: Iowa, Jefferson County
Home of record: Wapello Iowa


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 Edgar A. Bras, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 8th Iowa Infantry, in action at Spanish Fort, Alabama, for capture of flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 8, 1865

Action Date: April 8, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company K

Division: 8th Iowa Infantry