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TOMPKINS, AARON

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Sergeant) Company G, 1st New Jersey Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Orange, Essex County, New Jersey

Citation

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.