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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor
JEWETT, Erastus W. (1839-1906)

Born 1 Apr 1839, St. Albans. Died 20 Feb 1906; buried Church Street Cemetery, Swanton. 1st Lieutenant, Co. A, 9th Vermont Infantry, credited to St. Albans. At Newport Barracks, NC, on 2 Feb 1864, "by long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison." Medal of Honor issued 8 Sep 1891. (NARA File: R&P 296635)

LIVINGSTON, Josiah O. (1837-1917)

Born 3 Feb 1837, Walden. Died 23 Jul 1917; buried Robinson Cemetery, Calais. 1st Lieut., and Adjutant, 9th Vermont Infantry, credited to Marshfield. At Newport Barracks, NC, on 2 Feb 1864, "When, after desperate resistance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, assisted a wounded officer over the burning structure." Medal of Honor issued 8 Sep 1891. (NARA File: R&P 296635)

PECK, Theodore Stafford (1843-1918)

Born 22 Mar 1843, Burlington. Died 15 Mar 1918; buried Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington (Pine Area, Lot 6). 1st Lieutenant, Co. H, 9th Vermont Infantry, credited to Burlington. At Newport Barracks, NC, on 2 Feb 1864, "by long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, kept a superior force of the enemy at bay and covered the retreat of the garrison." Medal of Honor issued 9 Sep 1891. (NARA File: R&P 296635)


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