b. 04/1842 Danville, Maine. d. 26/07/1873 Auburn, Maine.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/10/1863 Bristoe Station, Virginia.
Hanscom was born in 1842 in Danville, Maine and entered service at Bowdoinham, Maine. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on October 14, 1863, at the Battle of Bristoe Station, while serving as a Corporal with Company F, 19th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 1, 1864, and is on display at the Maine State Museum. He was presented with his Medal on December 6, 1864 by Major General George G. Meade, at a review of the 2nd Army Corps HQ, Peebles’ House, near Petersburg, Virginia.
Capture of the flag of 26th North Carolina (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, AUBURN, MAINE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: MAINE STATE MUSEUM, AUGUSTA, MAINE.