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b. 03/09/1830 Hartford, New York.  d. 16/06/1912 Potsdam, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/12/1864 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company C, 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1863. Promoted to Captain and commander of the Company on November 17, 1864, he had not get been officially mustered into that rank when he participated in the aborted first Union attempt to capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina on December 24, 1864. He was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers, served through the conclusion of the war, and was honorably mustered out on June 7, 1865. He was awarded his Medal on March 28, 1892.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

During the bombardment of the fort by the fleet, captured and brought the flag of the fort, the flagstaff having been shot down.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: BAYSIDE CEMETERY, POTSDAM, NEW YORK.

Section I, Lot 69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Henry Walling

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