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Joseph Lonsway
Birth: Mar. 17, 1844
Death: Jan. 22, 1925

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company D, 20th New York Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 16, 1864 at Murfrees Station, Virginia. His citation reads "Volunteered to swim Blackwater River to get a large flat used as a ferry on the other side; succeeded in getting the boat safely across, making it possible for a detachment to cross the river and take possession of the enemy's breastworks." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Clayton
Jefferson County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 01, 2004
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Joseph Lonsway
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Joseph Lonsway
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Joseph Lonsway
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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