b. 1843 Rushville, New York. d. 21/10/1874 Champlain Canal, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 1864-65 Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company B, 8th New York Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in 1864 and 1865 at Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William E. Hart, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1864 & 1865, while serving with Company B, 8th New York Cavalry, in action at Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, for gallant conduct and services as scout in connection with capture of the guerrilla Harry Gilmore.
BURIAL LOCATION: DROWNED - BODY NOT RECOVERED.
MEMORIAL AT UNION CEMETERY, CRESCENT, NEW YORK.
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