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b. 01/07/1841 Westfield, New York.  d. 08/04/1917 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/05/1862 Williamsburg, Virginia, 27/08/1862 Bristol, Virginia

                                            29-30/08/1862 Manassas, Virginia.

 

Haight was born in Westfield, New York on July 1, 1841. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 5 at the Battle of Williamsburg, on August 27 at Bristol Station, Virginia and on August 29 and 30, 1862, at Manassas, Virginia while serving as a Sergeant with Company G, 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 8, 1888.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John H. Haight, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 May 1862, while serving with Company G, 72d New York Infantry, in action at Williamsburg, Virginia. Sergeant Haight voluntarily carried a severely wounded comrade off the field in the face of a large force of the enemy; in doing so was himself severely wounded and taken prisoner. He went into the fight at Bristol Station, Virginia, 27 29 August and 30, 1862, although severely disabled. At Manassas, he volunteered to search the woods for the wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EAST RIPLEY CEMETERY, RIPLEY, NEW YORK.

 

 

John H Haight

HAIGHT HAIGHT GRAVE