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Francis A. Bishop
Place of birth Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Place of death Michigan
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 15 September 1861 to 29 June 1865
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania Company C, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Francis A. Bishop was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Bishop received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia on 12 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.[1][2]


Bishop was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted into the 57th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1861. After his Medal of Honor event he also participated in other event. He attained the rank of corporal and mustered out on 29 June 1865. He moved to Retsil, Washington after the war and died there. His remains are interred in Blanchard, Michigan.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Capture of flag.[1]

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