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b. 1841 Centre County, Pennsylvania. d. 30/09/1907 McAlisterville, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Ammerman joined the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry from Milesburg, Pennsylvania in August 1862. While performing his MOH action, he suffered the loss of his right leg, and was discharged due to his wounds in May 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 Private Robert Wesley Ammerman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (Confederate States of America), being one of the foremost in the assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOST CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY, MCALISTERVILLE, PA.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Wesley Ammerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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