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Richard J. Gage
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Born: 1842
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Died: April 28, 1903 (aged 60–61)
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Rank: Private
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Unit: Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry
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Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Richard J. Gage (1842 – April 28, 1903[1]) was a soldier in the 104th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. On July 2, 1863 he volunteered for an attack on a blockhouse by the Elk River in Tennessee.[2] On October 30, 1897 he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest decoration in the U.S. military, for his participation in this action.[3][4][5]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Gage's Medal of Honor citation reads:

Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

See also[]

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References[]

  1. "Richard J. Gage". Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8113841. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. Stanley, Charles (2008-08-22). "7 from 'The La Salle County Regiment' earned Medals of Honor for same deed". mywebtimes.com. http://mywebtimes.com/archives/ottawa/display.php?id=365458. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. "GAGE, RICHARD J.". Civil War (A - L Index), Full-Text Citations. U.S. Army. http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/citations1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. "Illinois Medal of Honors". Illinois National Guard. http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/History/MedalsOfHonor.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. "GAGE, RICHARD J.". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/476/gage-richard-j.php. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
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