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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Major General

Adolphus Washington Greely

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Organization: USA

Entered Service: Louisiana

Birth: 27 March 1844, Newburyport, Mass.

Date Medal Issued: 21 March 1935

Date of Action: --

Place of Action: --


For his life of splendid public service, begun on 27 March 1844, having enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army on 26 July 1861, and by successive promotions was commissioned as major general 10 February 1906, and retired by operation of law on his 64th birthday.


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