Aaron S. Lanfare

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Aaron Steven Lanfare
Born (1824-09-09)September 9, 1824
Branford, Connecticut
Died August 19, 1875(1875-08-19) (aged 50)
At sea
Place of burial Branford, Connecticut
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Aaron Steven Lanfare (September 9, 1824 - August 19, 1875) was a first lieutenant in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

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.[1] 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[edit]

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.

Citation:

Capture of flag of 11th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).[2]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ Connecticut muster rolls
  2. ^ ""AARON S. LANFARE" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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