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b. 18/01/1844 Cadwell, New York.  d. 24/04/1928 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Hack was born in Cadwell, New York. He joined the Army from Salisbury, Vermont in August 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. Hack's medal was won for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg in Virginia, where he captured the flag of the Confederate 23rd Tennessee Infantry on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.

 

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 Lester Goodel Hack, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company F, 5th Vermont Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag of 23d Tennessee Infantry (Confederate States of America) with several of the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK.

 

Lester Goodel Hack

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