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David H. Scofield
Born (1840-12-10)December 10, 1840
Died September 30, 1905(1905-09-30) (aged 64)
Place of birth Mamaroneck, New York
Place of death Connecticut
Place of burial Slawson Cemetery, Darien, Connecticut
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit 5th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Cedar Creek
Awards Medal of Honor

David H. Scofield (December 12, 1840 – September 30, 1905) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan's Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

Scofield enlisted in the Army from Connecticut in October 1861, and was assigned to the 5th New York Cavalry as a Sergeant. He was appointed as the regiment's Quartermaster Sergeant in July 1864, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865.[1]

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“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Quartermaster Sergeant David H. Scofield, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company K, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, for capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).”

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