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Andrew Davidson

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Forest Rose Cemetery



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Born:  1819 at Middlebury, VT

Entered Service in the US Army from Cincinnati, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism May 03, 1863 at Vicksburg, MS

Died:  June 30, 1901 at the age of 82

On May 3, 1863, a Union steam tug and two barges loaded with needed supplies for the troops in the field were tasked with making their way past Vicksburg, Mississippi beneath a concentration of Confederate batteries. Assistant Surgeon Andrew Davidson earned the Medal of Honor as one of a group of volunteers under Captain William Ward who, under cover of darkness, risked their lives beneath these enemy guns in order to re-supply the embattled troops. Nine of these brave men received Medals of Honor including: Captain Ward, Corporals Henry Lewis and Henry Nash, Privates Frederick Ballen, John Hack, Addison Hodges, Henry Peters, and Peter Sype.

 

 

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