George E. Meach

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George E. Meach
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Born 1844
New York City
Died March 21, 1873(1873-03-21)
New York
Place of burial Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit 6th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Opequon
Awards Medal of Honor

George E. Meach (1844 – March 21, 1873) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Opequon more commonly called the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864.

Meach enlisted in the Army from New York in November 1861, and was assigned to the 6th New York Cavalry. [1] He transferred to the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry in June 1865, and was discharged in August. [2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Farrier George E. Meach, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1864, while serving with Company I, 6th New York Cavalry, in action at Winchester, Virginia, for capture of flag.”

Meach was one of two troopers of the 6th New York Cavalry to receive the Medal of Honor for this action. The other was Sgt. Patrick H. McEnroe.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 6th NY Cavalry Regimental roster
  2. ^ 2nd NY Provisional Cavalry Regimental roster

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