Capt. Abraham Cohn, USA

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Capt. Abraham Cohn, USA

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Birthplace: Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia
Death: June 02, 1897 (64)
New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Brooklyn, Kings, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

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

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About Capt. Abraham Cohn, USA

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

Cohn, Abraham BATTLE UNIT NAME: 68th Regiment, New York Infantry SIDE: Union COMPANY: B,K SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Sergeant SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Captain ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M551 ROLL 26 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: none

Cohn, Abraham BATTLE UNIT NAME: 6th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry SIDE: Union COMPANY: E,C SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: First Lieutenant ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M549 ROLL 3 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: Company Note - Company also F&S

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Capt. Abraham Cohn, USA's Timeline

1832
June 17, 1832
Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia
1869
June 29, 1869
New York, NY, United States
1897
June 2, 1897
Age 64
New York, New York, United States
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Brooklyn, Kings, NY, United States