Abraham Cohn

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Abraham Cohn
Born (1832-06-17)June 17, 1832
Guttentag, Prussia (now Poland)
Died June 2, 1897(1897-06-02) (aged 64)
New York City, New York
Place of burial Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1862, 1864 - 1865
Rank Captain
Unit 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Abraham Cohn (June 17, 1832, in Guttentag, Prussia, June 2, 1897, in New York City) was an American Civil War Union Army soldier and recipient to the highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for having distinguished himself at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, on May 6, 1864, and the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864.

Cohn originally enlisted with the 68th New York Infantry Regiment in October 1861, and rose to the rank of Captain before being discharged in December 1862.[1] He re-enlisted with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in January 1864, and was mustered out in July 1865.[2]

Medal of Honor citation

Citation:

During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.[3]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 68th NY Infantry Regimental roster
  2. ^ Jewish-American History page
  3. ^ "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (A-L)". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 2 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 

References

  • "Jews in the Civil War, Sergeant-Major Abraham Cohn: Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  • Abraham Cohn at Find a grave


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