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Photographer: Don Morfe
Caption: Pvt. David Lewis Gifford grave marker
Additional Description: He is buried in South Dartmouth Cemetery, Lot 390, South Dartmouth MA. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: GIFFORD, DAVID L.
• Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry
• Place and date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864
• Date of issue: 21 January 1897
Citation: Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
Submitted: June 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p353601
File Size: 0.373 Megabytes
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