ⓘ Abraham Cohn


ⓘ Abraham Cohn

Abraham Cohn was an American Civil War Union Army soldier of Jewish descent. He received the United States militarys highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Cohn earned the award for his actions in combat at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia on May 6, 1864, and the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864.


1. Medal of Honor citation

  • Birth: Guttentag, Prussia
  • Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 6th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Entered service at: Campton, New Hampshire
  • Place and date: At Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864; At the mine, Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864
  • Date of issue: August 24, 1865


During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.