George W. Stewart



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

New Camden Cemetery

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Born:  March 25, 1839 at Salem, NJ

Entered Service in the US Army from Salem, NJ

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism April 05, 1865 at Paines Crossroads, VA

Died:  November 17, 1911 at the age of 72

First Sergeant George Stewart was one of ten cavalrymen that was awarded the Medal of Honor at Paines Crossroads, Virginia, in action with enemy forces on April 5, 1865. All ten men were awarded the Medal of Honor for the capture of one of the battle flags of the Confederate units in action at Paines Crossroads.