Voltaire Paine Twombly

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Voltaire Paine Twombly

Birthplace: Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, USA
Death: Died in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA
Place of Burial: Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Tuttle Twombly and Dorothy Carter Wilder
Husband of Chloe A. Twombly
Father of William Twombly; Eva Twombly and Ethel Twombly

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Voltaire Paine Twombly

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Voltare Paine Twombly, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 February 1862, while serving with Company F, 2d Iowa Infantry, in action at Fort Donnelson, Tennessee. Corporal Twombly took the colors after three of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 12, 1897

Action Date: February 15, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company F

Division: 2d Iowa Infantry

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Voltaire Paine Twombly's Timeline

February 21, 1842
Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, USA
Age 28
November 1878
Age 36
Iowa, USA
Age 36
February 24, 1918
Age 76
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA