Born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, September 4, 1840, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, at Minville, Tennessee, on October 3, 1863. The Medal was actually issued to him on June 11, 1895.
He died on September 12, 1906 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry. Place and date: At Minville, Tennessee, 3 October 1863. Entered service at: Tennessee. Born: 1841, Hawkins County, Tenn. Date of issue: 11 June 1895.
Went to the aid of a wounded comrade between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.
- MAJ 25TH US INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1906
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 37-A
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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