Gabriel Cole (Medal of Honor)

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Gabriel Cole
Born (1831-03-22)March 22, 1831
Broome County, New York
Died January 7, 1907(1907-01-07) (aged 75)
Tustin, Michigan
Place of burial Sherman Township Cemetery, Tustin, Michigan
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Rank Confederate States of America Corporal-Cavalry.jpg Corporal
Unit Michigan 5th Michigan Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Opequon
Awards Medal of Honor

Gabriel Cole (March 22, 1831 – January 9, 1907) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry and the capture of the flag of the 45th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Opequon more commonly called the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864.

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“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Gabriel Cole, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1864, while serving with Company I, 5th Michigan Cavalry, in action at Winchester, Virginia, for capture of flag, during which he was wounded in the leg.”

Corporal Cole was one of two members of the 5th Michigan Cavalry to receive the Medal of Honor for this action. The other was Sgt. Henry M. Fox.

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