b. 1836 Burlington, Connecticut. d. 06/05/1864 Wilderness, Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/07/1863 Pickett’s Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Elijah William Bacon joined the 14th Connecticut Infantry in July 1862. During Pickett’s Charge on 3 July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, Bacon captured the battleflag of the 16th North Carolina Infantry. He was killed on 6 May 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, and received the Medal of Honor posthumously on 1 December 1864. The medal was presented to his next of kin on 6 December 1864 from Major General George G Meade at Peeble’s House, near Petersburg, Virginia. Pvt. Bacon has three markers for his grave. One is a Government Medal of Honor marker, one is a State of Connecticut Soldier’s Marker, and his name is on his father’s marker next to his grave.
Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment.
BURIAL LOCATION: MAPLE CEMETERY, BERLIN, CONNECTICUT.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.