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Rank  Captain
Awards  Medal of Honor
Name  Abraham Cohn
Battles/wars  American Civil War

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Born  June 17, 1832 Guttentag, Prussia (now Poland) (1832-06-17)
Allegiance  United States of America
Years of service  1861 - 1862, 1864 - 1865
Died  June 2, 1897, New York City, New York, United States
Place of burial  Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York City, New York, United States
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Service/branch  United States Army, Union Army

Battles and wars  American Civil War

Abraham Cohn (June 17, 1832, in Guttentag, Prussia, June 2, 1897, in New York City) was an American Civil War Union Army soldier and recipient to the highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for having distinguished himself at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, on May 6, 1864, and the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864.

Cohn originally enlisted with the 68th New York Infantry Regiment in October 1861, and rose to the rank of Captain before being discharged in December 1862. He re-enlisted with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in January 1864, and was mustered out in July 1865.

Medal of Honor citation

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 6th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Place and date: At Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864; At the mine, Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864
  • Entered service at: Campton, New Hampshire
  • Birth: Guttentag, Prussia
  • Date of issue: August 24, 1865
  • Citation:

    During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.


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