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Robert J. Gardner
Born September 28, 1837
Died September 23, 1902
Place of birth Livingston, New York
Buried at Parkers Corners, Michigan
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Massachusetts Company K, 34th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars Third Battle of Petersburg
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Sergeant Robert J. Gardner (September 28, 1837 – September 23, 1902) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gardner received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Gardner's medal was won for being among the first to enter Fort Gregg during the Third Battle of Petersburg in Virginia on April 2, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.[2]

Gardner was born in Livingston, New York, and was buried in Parkers Corners, Michigan.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Robert J. Gardner, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 34th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Sergeant Gardiner [sic] was among the first to enter Fort Gregg, clearing his way by using his musket on the heads of the enemy.[1]

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