b. 06/11/1839 Derry, Vermont. d. 16/10/1915 California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/06/1865 Columbus, Georgia.
Bates served in the American Civil War in the 4th Iowa Cavalry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on June 17, 1865 for his actions at Columbus, Georgia.
Capture of flag and bearer.
BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA.
Section D, Lot 23, Space 3