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Thomas W Hoffman

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Buried at  Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Rank  Captain
Name  Thomas Hoffman
Born  July 21, 1839 Berrysburg, Pennsylvania (1839-07-21)
Died  April 18, 1905(1905-04-18) (aged 65)
Allegiance  United States of America
Unit  Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry

Service/branch  United States Army

Thomas W. Hoffman (July 21, 1839 – April 18, 1905) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Hoffman was born in Berrysburg, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1839. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 2, 1865, while serving as a Captain with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Petersburg, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 19, 1895.

He died at the age of 65, on April 18, 1905, and was buried at Pomfret Manor Cemetery the in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain Thomas W. Hoffman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 208th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Captain Hoffman prevented a retreat of his regiment during the battle.

References

Thomas W. Hoffman Wikipedia


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