Boon, Hugh Patterson, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1861-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1865


Captain (Cavalry)

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Boon, Hugh Patterson (MOH), CPT.
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Home Town
Washington, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Washington, Pennsylvania

Date of Passing
Jan 14, 1908
Location of Interment
Washington Cemetery - Washington County, Pennsylvania
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Grand Army of the Republic Badge

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 Military Association Memberships
Grand Army of the RepublicCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1865, Grand Army of the Republic
  1865, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as Captain and comander of Company B, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation simply reads "Capture of flag". That flag, the colors of the 10th Georgia Infantry, was captured after Captain Boon led a charge on a battalion of infantry and after he had cut down the Confederate color-bearer. His charge was unauthorized, but because of the positive results he received accolades from his superiors for the action. His Medal was issued on May 3, 1865. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Lieutenant Wilmon W. Blackmar, Sergeant Richard Boury, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Commissary Sergeant William Houlton, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods).
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  1861-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1865-1865 Civil War/Battle of Sayler's Creek
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