|Aaron Steven Lanfare|
|Born||September 9, 1824|
|Died||August 19, 1875(aged 50)|
|Place of birth||Branford, Connecticut|
|Place of death||At sea|
|Place of burial||Branford, Connecticut|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
A pre-war merchant sailor, Lanfare enlisted in the Army from Branford, Connecticut in November 1861, and was mustered out in August 1865. After his military service he returned to serve in the merchant marine, until his ship was lost in the West Indies.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry. Place and date: At Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. Entered service at: Branford, Conn. Birth: Branford, Conn. Date of issue: May 3, 1865.
Capture of flag of 11th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ↑ Connecticut muster rolls
- ↑ ""AARON S. LANFARE" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 10 March 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080310030903/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved March 10, 2008.
- "Aaron S. Lanfare". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=24. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "Aaron S. Lanfare". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6842619. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
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