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    Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

    Battalion Colours
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    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:45 pm

    During the course of history 61 Canadians were awarded the Medal of Honor while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Most of these were during the Civil War and little is known about them. Robert Sweeny is the only Canadian to be awraded two Medal of Honors.



    ROBERT SWEENY, born in Montreal in 1853, won two M'sOH:

    The first citation reads: Serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge, at Hampton Roads, Va., 26 October 1881, Sweeney jumped overboard and assisted in saving from drowning a shipmate who had fallen overboard into a strongly running tide.

    The second reads: Serving on board the U.S.S. Jamestown, at the Navy Yard New York, 20 December 1883, Sweeney rescued from drowning, A. A. George, who had fallen overboard from that vessel.

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