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June 17, 1832|
Guttentag, Prussia (now Poland)
|Died||June 2, 1897
New York City, New York
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills Cemetery, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1862, 1864 - 1865|
|Unit||6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Abraham Cohn (June 17, 1832 in Guttentag, Prussia, June 2, 1897 in New York City) was an American Civil War Union Army soldier and recipient to the highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for having distinguished himself at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia on May 6, 1864, and the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864.
Cohn originally enlisted with the 68th New York Infantry Regiment in October 1861, and rose to the rank of Captain before being discharged in December 1862. He re-enlisted with the 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in January 1864, and was mustered out in July 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
- Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 6th New Hampshire Infantry
- Place and date: At Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864; At the mine, Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864
- Entered service at: Campton, New Hampshire
- Birth: Guttentag, Prussia
- Date of issue: August 24, 1865
During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.
- "Jews in the Civil War, Sergeant-Major Abraham Cohn: Civil War Medal of Honor recipient". Retrieved 2008-08-09.
- Abraham Cohn at Find a grave
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