b. 24/03/1843 Chichester, New Hampshire. d. 09/09/1912 New Hampshire.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/06/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.
Appleton served in the American Civil War in the 4th U.S. Colored Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on February 18, 1891 for his actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg and the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersburg, Va., 15 June 1864. Valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Va., inspiring the Union troops by his example of steady courage.
BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, PEMBROKE, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
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