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Thomas Belcher
Born 1834
Died May 22, 1898
Place of birth Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
Place of death Togus, Maine
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit Maine Company I, 9th Maine Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Thomas Belcher (1834 to May 22, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Belcher was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor,[1] for his action during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in Virginia on 29 September 1864. He was honored with the award on 6 April 1865.[2]

Belcher died on 22 May 1898 and is believed to be buried in Togus, Maine.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Took a guidon from the hands of the bearer, mortally wounded, and advanced with it nearer to the battery than any other man.[3][4]

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