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Peter Cotton

Peter Cotton

Medal of Honor recipient
Peter Cotton
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Intro Medal of Honor recipient
Is Military personnel Military leader
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1839, New York City, New York, USA
Awards
Medal of Honor  
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Biography

Ordinary Seaman Peter Cotton (born 1839) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Cotton received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Baron DeKalb during the Yazoo Pass Expedition between 23 and 27 December 1862. He was honored with the award on 3 April 1863.

Biography

Cotton was born in New York, New York in 1839. He enlisted into the United States Navy.

Medal of Honor

Cotton served on board the U.S.S. Baron De Kalb in the Yazoo River expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.

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http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html
http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2566
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