Aaron S. Lanfare
|Aaron Steven Lanfare|
September 9, 1824|
|Died||August 19, 1875
|Place of burial||Branford, Connecticut|
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
A pre-war merchant sailor, Lanfare enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Cavalry from Branford, Connecticut in November 1861, and was mustered out in August 1865. After his military service he returned to serve in the merchant marine, until his ship was lost in the West Indies.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Branford, Conn. Birth: Branford, Conn. Date of issue: May 3, 1865.
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