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Aaron B. Tompkins
Birth: Feb. 15, 1844
Death: Nov. 27, 1931

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company G, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 5, 1865. His citation reads "Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber". His Medal was awarded to him on July 3, 1865. He was one of twelve 1st New Jersey Cavalry soldiers who was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Corporal William B. Hooper, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant David Southard, Sergeant George W. Stewart, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Charles E. Wilson, and Sergeant John Wilson). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Lawn Section, Lot 31, Grave 6
 
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Record added: Dec 06, 1998
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Aaron B. Tompkins
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Aaron B. Tompkins
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Aaron B. Tompkins
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