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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Sylvester D Rhodes

Organization: Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry

Entered Service: Wilkes_Barre, Pa.

Birth: Plains, Pa.

Date Medal Issued: 16 February 1897.

Date of Action: 22 September 1864.

Place of Action: Fishers Hill, Va.


Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.


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