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Gold USMC Medal to Sergeant Herman C. Demme

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Herman C. Demme was born in Germany in 1839. He enlisted for three months in Company G, 22nd Pennsylvania Volunteers on April 23, 1861, and was discharged on August 7, 1861.  In May, the regiment was ordered to Baltimore. They encamped at Locust Point, Patterson's Park, and Mount Clare. They performed guard and police duty in Baltimore until mustered out on August 7 at Philadelphia. Demme then enlisted in the U.S.  Marine Corps on March 27, 1862. He served at the Marine Barracks Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, and the Marine Barracks at Gosport and Norfolk Station, Virginia. Demme was mustered out as a sergeant at Gosport, Virginia in 1866. Demme was a member of the Anna M. Ross G.A.R. Post No. 94, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Herman C. Demme died in 1905 and is buried at Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.









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