George Crawford Platt
|George Crawford Platt|
February 17, 1842|
|Died||June 20, 1912(aged 70)|
|Place of burial||Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861-1864|
|Unit||6th US Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Troop H, 6th US Cavalry for action on July 3, 1863 at Fairfield, Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg. His citation reads "Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand-to-hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy."
He later rose to the rank of Sergeant.
He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
The George C. Platt Bridge (formerly known as the Penrose Avenue Bridge), in southeast Philadelphia, was renamed in his honor. Platt's great-grandson, Lawrence Griffin Platt, had the bridge renamed in 1979.
A book entitled Secrets from the Heart written by Lawrence Griffin will be released in 2013[needs update] with a plot based on the life and times of George Crawford supply.
- Platt Newsletter, December 1998, Vol. 16, pp 29-30.
- "George Crawford Platt". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
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