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Furlough certificate issued to Private William Cathcart of the 97th Pennsylvania, signed by Colonel John Wainwright, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Wainwright served with the 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, rising from 1st Sergeant to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina on January 15, 1865. His MOH citation reads, “for gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.”
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Civil War Furlough 97th PA Medal of Honor Recipient

Estimate $100 - $200May 17, 2020
Starting Price $20
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