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George Washington Walton

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Upper Oxford, Chester, PA, USA
Death: February 8, 1920 (75)
Place of Burial: Oxford, Chester, PA, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About George Washington Walton

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private George Washington Walton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 August 1864, while serving with Company C, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia. Private Walton went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 6, 1902

Action Date: August 29, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company C

Division: 97th Pennsylvania Infantry

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March 27, 1844
Upper Oxford, Chester, PA, USA
February 8, 1920
Age 75
Oxford, Chester, PA, USA