Andrew Davidson (Army surgeon)

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Andrew Davidson
Born (1819-07-01)July 1, 1819
Middlebury, Vermont
Died June 30, 1901(1901-06-30) (aged 81)-->
Lancaster, Ohio
Buried at Forest Rose Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service January 28, 1863 to July 26, 1863
Rank Assistant Surgeon
Unit Ohio 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Assistant Surgeon Andrew Davidson (July 1, 1819 to June 30, 1901) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Davidson received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 3 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 17 October 1892.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Davidson was born in Middlebury, Vermont on 1 July 1819. He enlisted into the 47th Ohio Infantry. He died on 30 June 1901 and his remains are interred at the Forest Rose Cemetery in Ohio.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Voluntarily attempted to run the enemy's batteries.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Davidson". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Davidson is buried in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, OH 43130" (PDF). Retrieved 7 December 2013.