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1SGT Decatur Dorsey
Birth: 1836
Death: Jul. 10, 1891
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company B, 39th United States Colored Troops. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30,1864. His citation reads "Planted his colors on the Confederate works in advance of his regiment, and when the regiment was driven back to the Union works he carried the colors there and bravely rallied the men". His Medal was issued on November 8, 1865. (bio by: Russ) 
Flower Hill Cemetery
North Bergen
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block F, Row 9. Grave 8
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 02, 2001
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1SGT Decatur Dorsey
Added by: Russ
1SGT Decatur Dorsey
Added by: Russ
1SGT Decatur Dorsey
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Dorsey was born a slave in 1836 in The Howard district of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, now Howard County. The Dorsey family held many large tobacco plantations in the region with many of their slave laborers taking on the name Dorsey. Decatur worked as ...(Read more)
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 5, 2017
TO ALL WHO PASS THIS WAY, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that even though 1Sgt. Decatur Dorsey has passed away, now, he continues to watch over and protect the U.S.A. as a: "Member Of The Knight Shift"...Hoorah!!! R.I.P. Trooper Dorsey.
- USCT Cemetery Mgr.
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017

- Martin W
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016
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