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. Green's medal was won for his actions in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 25, 1863. He was honored with the award on January 12, 1892.
|Born||July 16, 1840|
Elsham, Lincolnshire, England
|Died||February 10, 1898|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||11th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Chapin's Farm|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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).