Awarded the Medal of Honor for services rendered during the Civil War at Millerstown, Pennsylvania, in July 1863 while serving as Sergeant, Company B, 6th United States Cavalry.
He was born in Germany on April 28, 1839 and died on June 20, 1924. He was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
NOTE: He was also-known-as George Martin.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Millerstown, Pennsylvania, July 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 23 April 1889.
Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.
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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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