Moses C. Hanscom
|Moses C. Hanscom|
|Died||1873 (aged 30–31)|
|Buried at||Auburn, Maine|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company F, 19th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Battle of Bristoe Station
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hanscom was born in 1842 in Danville and entered service at Bowdoinham, Maine. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on October 14, 1863 at the Battle of Bristoe Station, while serving as a Corporal with Company F, 19th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 1, 1864, and is on display at the Maine State Museum.
Hanscom died at the age of 30, on July 26, 1873 and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn, Maine.
Medal of Honor citation
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Moses C. Hanscom, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 October 1863, while serving with Company F, 19th Maine Infantry, in action at Bristoe Station, Virginia, for capture of the flag of 26th North Carolina (Confederate States of America).
- "Medal of Honor Recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Silas Adams (1912). The History of the Town of Bowdoinham, 1762-1912. Fairfield publishing Company. p. 196.
- Nancy Lecompte (1 January 2003). Androscoggin County, Maine: a pictorial sesquicentennial history, 1854-2004. Androscoggin Historical Society. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-9746261-1-6.
- "HANSCOM, MOSES C.". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Valor awards for Moses C. Hanscom". Military Times, Hall of Valor. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Adrian Tighe (13 August 2013). The Bristoe Campaign: General Lee's Last Strategic Offensive with the Army of Northern Virginia- October 1863. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4568-8870-1.
- "Moses C. Hanscom". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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