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Conflict Period:
Other Service 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Birth:
01 Dec 1840 1
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Full Name:
Miles M. Oviatt 1
Birth:
01 Dec 1840 1
Male 1
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Other Service 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Service Start Date:
1860 1
Service End Date:
1865 1
Casualty Cause:
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes 1
Casualty Date:
01 Nov 1880 1
Casualty Reason:
Unknown, Not Reported 1

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Thank you Sgt. for your service to this great nation and to our Corps...

 I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln."    The Fallen Limb A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.  The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.  Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.  My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't worry about falls I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we're together again.  

Medal of Honor
Citation:
On board the
U.S.S. BROOKLYN during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram TENNESSEE in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.

Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked the deck, Corporal Oviatt fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram
TENNESSEE

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