|George W. Harris|
|Born||March 6, 1835|
|Died||January 30, 1920or 1921|
|Place of birth||Schuylkill, Pennsylvania|
|Place of burial||Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry|
American Civil War|
• Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George W. Harris (March 6, 1835 – January 30, 1920 or 1921) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Entered service at: Bellefonte, Pa. Birth: Schuylkill, Pa. Date of issue: 1 December 1864.
Capture of flag, wresting it from the color bearer and shooting an officer who attempted to regain it.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sources are inconsistent on Harris' year of death. His government issued headstone George W. Harris at Find a Grave gives January 30, 1921, while his personal headstone George W. Harris at Find a Grave gives 1920.
- ↑ "Schuylkill County Medal of Honor recipients". rootsweb.com. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paschuy2/moh.html. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Civil War Medal of Honor recipients (A–L)". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. January 27, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- ↑ 148th Pennsylvania Infantry Muster Roll
- ↑ "George W. Harris (1835–1920)". Find A Grave. October 19, 2001. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5858483. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
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