Illustration by Art Seiden

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Jewish Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor:

A Judaica Collection Exhibit


Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

ABRAHAM COHN

CIVIL WAR


Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 6th New Hampshire Infantry
Places and dates: At Wilderness, Virginia, 6 May 1864;
At the mine, Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July, 1864
Birth: Prussia
Date of issue: 24 August, 1865


CITATION

At the battle of the Wilderness, on 6 May, 1864, he rallied and reformed the disorganized fleeing Union troops from several regiments and established a new line of defense that held. At the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July, 1864, he bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced Union line while under severe fire from Confederate troops.


This exhibit was prepared by Seymour "Sy" Brody, of Delray Beach, Florida, editor of JWV's "The Jewish Veteran," and author of Jewish Heroes of America and its sequel, Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America, © 1996. The illustrations are by Art Seiden of Woodmere, New York, a professional artist with over 300 books to his credit.


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