BRUSH, GEORGE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant, Company B, 34th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864.

Entered service at:   New York. Born: 4 October 1842, West Kill, N.Y.

Date of issue:   21 January 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)