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Andrew Davidson


Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Civil War

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On May 3, 1863, a Union steam tug and two barges loaded with needed supplies for the troops in the field were tasked with making their way past Vicksburg, Mississippi beneath a concentration of Confederate batteries. Assistant Surgeon Andrew Davidson earned the Medal of Honor as one of a group of volunteers under Captain William Ward who, under cover of darkness, risked their lives beneath these enemy guns in order to re-supply the embattled troops. Nine of these brave men received Medals of Honor including: Captain Ward, Corporals Henry Lewis and Henry Nash, Privates Frederick Ballen, John Hack, Addison Hodges, Henry Peters, and Peter Sype.


In 1884-85 Andrew Davidson served as a member of the New York State Senate.

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