|Died||September 29, 1864|
|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Place of death||Chaffin's Farm, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company K, 47th New York Infantry|
Battle of Chaffin's Farm|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Gasson was born in Ireland, and his registered home was in New York City at the time of the civil war.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant Richard Gasson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company K, 47th New York Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. Sergeant Gasson fell dead while planting the colors of his regiment on the enemy's works.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Richard Gasson". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2651. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- ↑ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#GASSON. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
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