Thomas Belcher

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Thomas Belcher
Born 1834
Bangor, Maine
Died May 22, 1898
Augusta, Maine
Buried at Togus, Maine
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Maine 9th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Thomas Belcher (1834 to May 22, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Belcher was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor,[1] for his action during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm in Virginia on 29 September 1864. He was honored with the award on 6 April 1865.[2]

Belcher died on 22 May 1898 and is believed to be buried in Togus, Maine.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Took a guidon from the hands of the bearer, mortally wounded, and advanced with it nearer to the battery than any other man.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Maine Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Military Times Hall of Valor". Retrieved 12 August 2013.