Elijah W. Bacon
|Elijah W. Bacon|
|Died||May 6, 1864
|Place of burial||Maple Cemetery, Berlin, Connecticut|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1862 - 1864|
|Unit||14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Bacon joined the 14th Connecticut Infantry in July 1862. 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
Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment.
- Hanna, C. (2010). Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients. Bonneville Books. ISBN 9781599553023. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- "Congressional Medal of Honor Society - Private BACON, ELIJAH W., U.S. Army". cmohs.org. Retrieved 2015-04-01.