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George W. Ford
Civil War era Army Medal of Honor
|Died||November 29, 1883
New York City
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||88th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Sayler's Creek|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George W. Ford (1844 to November 29, 1883) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Ford received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.
Ford was born in Ireland in 1844. He joined the 88th New York Infantry as a sergeant in September 1861. He was commissioned as a first lieutenant in July 1864, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. Ford died on 29 November 1883 and his remains are interred at the Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, New York.
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