George H. Dore

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George H. Doré
Born (1845-06-24)June 24, 1845
England, United Kingdom
Died March 8, 1927(1927-03-08) (aged 81)
Buried Rural Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company D, 126th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant George Henry Doré [1] (June 24, 1845 – February 8, 1927) was an English soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Doré received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on 3 July 1863. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.[2][3]


Doré was born on the Isle of Wight in England on 24 June 1845. He enlisted into the 126th New York Infantry from West Bloomfield, New York on 22 August 1862. He was made prisoner following the Battle of Harpers Ferry, but paroled a day later. After his act of gallantry earned him the Medal of Honor on 3 July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was promoted to corporal in December 1863 and sergeant in June 1864. He mustered out with his regiment on 3 June 1865.[4] Two other men of the 126th New York Infantry won the Medal of Honor for their actions at Gettysburg, Morris Brown, Jr. and Jerry Wall.[5]

Doré died on 8 February 1927 and his remains are interred at the Rural Cemetery in New York.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The colors being struck down by a shell as the enemy were charging, this soldier rushed out and seized it, exposing himself to the fire of both sides.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "George H. Dore". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Regimental roster
  5. ^ Walter Gable (15 July 2014). Seneca County and the Civil War. The History Press. pp. 38–. ISBN 978-1-62619-633-9.