|Thomas W. Hoffman|
|Born||July 21, 1839|
|Died||April 18, 1905(aged 65)|
|Place of birth||Perrysburg, Pennsylvania|
|Buried at||Sunbury, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
- ↑ "Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#HOFFMAN. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- ↑ "HOFFMAN, THOMAS W.". http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/628/hoffman-thomas-w.php. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- ↑ "Valor awards for Thomas W. Hoffman". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3037. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Thomas W. Hoffman". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7224519. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
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