Born in Trumball County, Ohio, December 9, 1843, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Corporal, Company E, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry near Berryville, Virginia, on September 13, 1864 (during the Civil War). The Medal was actually issued to him on September 19, 1864.
He died on April 23, 1920 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 2d Ohio Cavalry. Place and date: Near Berryville, Va., 13 September 1864. Entered service at:——. Birth: Trumbull County, Ohio. Date of issue: 19 September 1864.
Capture of the colors of the 8th South Carolina Infantry while engaged in a reconnaissance along the Berryville and Winchester Pike.
SGT US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1843
DATE OF DEATH: 04/23/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION 17 SITE 19595
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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