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Elijah A. Briggs
Born (1843-10-26)October 26, 1843
Died March 10, 1922(1922-03-10) (aged 78)
Place of birth Salisbury, Connecticut
Buried at Fishkill Rural Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Connecticut Company B, 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery
Awards Medal of Honor

Corporal Elijah A. Briggs (October 26, 1843 to March 10, 1922) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Briggs received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Petersburg, Virginia on 3 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Briggs was born on 26 October 1843 in Salisbury, Connecticut. He enlisted into the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery. He died on 10 March 1922 and his remains are interred at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery in New York.[1][2][4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Capture of battle flag.[1][2][3]

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