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Joseph Van Matre

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Birthplace: Mason, West Virginia, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Hill Cemetery, Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Joseph Van Matre

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Van Matre, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. In the assault on Fort Gregg, Private Van Matre climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 12, 1865

Action Date: April 2, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company G

Division: 116th Ohio Infantry

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Joseph Van Matre's Timeline

1828
October 9, 1828
Mason, West Virginia, USA
1892
January 14, 1892
Age 63
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Middleport, Meigs, Ohio, USA