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Thomas W. Hoffman
Born (1839-07-21)July 21, 1839
Died April 18, 1905(1905-04-18) (aged 65)
Place of birth Perrysburg, Pennsylvania
Buried at Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Captain
Unit Pennsylvania Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Thomas W. Hoffman (July 21, 1839 – April 18, 1905) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Hoffman was born in Perrysburg, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1839. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Captain with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Petersburg, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 19, 1895.[2]

He died at the age of 65, on April 18, 1905, and was buried at Pomfret Manor Cemetery the in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Thomas W. Hoffman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Captain Hoffman prevented a retreat of his regiment during the battle.[3]


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