George Green (Medal of Honor)

George Green (July 16, 1840 – February 10, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Green received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Green's medal was won for his actions in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 25, 1863.[1] He was honored with the award on January 12, 1892.[2]

George Green
BornJuly 16, 1840
Elsham, Lincolnshire, England
DiedFebruary 10, 1898
Ohio
Buried
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1861 - 1864
RankCorporal
UnitOhio 11th Ohio Infantry
Battles/warsBattle of Chapin's Farm
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Green was born in Elsham, Lincolnshire, England. He joined the US Army from Columbus, Ohio in April 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1864. He was buried in Troy, Ohio.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal George Green, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 November 1863, while serving with Company H, 11th Ohio Infantry, in action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. Corporal Green scaled the enemy's works and in a hand-to-hand fight helped capture the flag of the 18th Alabama Infantry (Confederate States of America).[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "George Green". Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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