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Griffin Seward, of Keent County Delaware, Congressional Medal of Honor Receiptient.

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Description: Griffin Seward Born Hazlettsville, Medal of Honor Holder.
Date: August 10 1842

Newspaper published in: Georgetown

Source: Roger Martin Collection

Page/Column: This Week in Delaware History 1842

Dover, Delaware August 10, 1842:
Griffin Seward, a recipient of the Congtrssional Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars in Arizona in 1869 was born in Hazlettsville, five miles west of Dover.
"He was the son of John and Martha Hawkins Seward of Kent County Delaware, and served in the United States Army during the conflicts with the Plains Indians as a Wagoneer with Company C, 8th Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery against the Apache's at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, in 1869. Seward also served in the Civil War with the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry. Griffin Seward is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, California."

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