Elijah W. Bacon

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Elijah W. Bacon
Born 1836
Burlington, Connecticut
Died May 6, 1864
Place of burial Maple Cemetery, Berlin, Connecticut
Allegiance  United States of America

 United States Army

Years of service 1862 - 1864
Rank Private
Unit 14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Elijah William Bacon (1836 – May 6, 1864) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Bacon joined the 14th Connecticut Infantry in July 1862.[1] During Pickett's Charge on 3 July 1863, Bacon captured the battleflag of the 16th North Carolina Infantry. He was killed on 6 May 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, and received the Medal of Honor posthumously on 1 December 1864.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]


Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hanna, C. (2010). Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients. Bonneville Books. ISBN 9781599553023. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Medal of Honor Society - Private BACON, ELIJAH W., U.S. Army". cmohs.org. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 

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