George W. Harris
United States Army Medal of Honor recipientDied when: 84 years 330 days (1018 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
George W.Harris (March 6, 1835 – January 30, 1921) was a United States soldier who fought with the Union Army during the American Civil War as a private with Company B of the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry, a regiment which "was present in every battle of the Army of the Potomac from Chancellorsville to the surrender at Appomattox and was in the hottest fighting of all of them except the Wilderness".
On December 1, 1864, he received his nation's highest award for valor, the U.S.Medal of Honor, for capturing the enemy's flag while engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864.
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