Victoria_Cross_of_canada

THE

 

TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

victoria_cross george cross scan0004

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

 

William H Appleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

appleton w grave