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George M. Love
Transcript of George M. Love
George M. Love
Time of Death
He died in Buffalo,New York of natural causes on March 15,1887.
He was 56 years old.
He was enlisted in the 21st volunteer New York infantry.George Maltby Love served in the volunteer infantry until August 23,1861.he was promoted many times.
Gaining the Medal of Honor.
While in command of his men during October 19,1864 ( battle of cedar creek Virginia)he captured the battle flag of the second South Carolina infantry regiment for which he was awarded the congressional medal of honor for his courage and patriotism, on March 6,1865.
Cedar Creek Battle
In January 2,1862 he was promoted to captain and commander of company.On September 5,1862 he was again promoted and transferred to major of the 116th new york volunteer infantry regiment.July 16,1863 he was given the honor and was promoted to colonel of the 116th new york infantry.
George M. Love was a brave and courageous man he ( in my opinion) definitely earned earned his citizenship,independence,and most of all the honor he earned.The medal of honor was for his bravery but it was also for all the men who did not have a chance to earn the honor he did who did not get to come home to their families