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George S. Myers

 

TAPS

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.

Inglewood Park Cemetery

Born:  January 26, 1843 at Fairfield, OH

Entered Service in the US Army from Tiffin, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism September 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, GA

Died:  August 21, 1917 at the age of 74

Private George Myers was one of nine soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, on September 19 & 20, 1863. In the first day of that battle the 101st Ohio Infantry suffered heavy losses on the field, during which all of the color guards were killed, wounded, or captured within only a few minutes. When the color bearer was shot in the head, the flag was in danger of falling into enemy hands. Heedless of the danger and the combat that raged around him, Private George Myers sprang forward and grasped the flag, then ran boldly forward and planted the colors on a knoll in the face of the Confederate line. Seeing this brave act the regiment was inspired to new determination and temporarily repulsed the enemy attack. During the fighting that followed however, Private Myers was wounded and had to be carried from the field.

 

 

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