Abraham Cohn, SGM

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Abraham Cohn, SGM

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Francis (Fanny) Zeller Cohn
Father of Johannah Cohn Vorhaus

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Abraham Cohn, SGM

American Civil War Union Army Sergeant Major 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.

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Abraham Cohn, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 May 1864, while serving with 6th New Hampshire Infantry. During Battle of the Wilderness Sergeant Major Cohn rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864, he bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 24, 1865

Action Date: May 06 & July 30, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant Major

Division: 6th New Hampshire Infantry

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Abraham Cohn, SGM's Timeline

June 17, 1832
Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia
June 5, 1869
Age 36
New York
June 2, 1897
Age 64
Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA