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New York State Volunteers

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Medals of Honor

Six members of the 149th NYSV received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

 

HENRY A. BARNUM
Rank and organization: Colonel, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Chattanooga, Tenn., 23 November 1863.
Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y.
Born: 24 September 1833, Jamesville, Onondaga County, N.Y.
Date of issue: July 1889.
Citation: Although suffering severely from wounds, he led his regiment, inciting the men to greater action by word and example until again severely wounded.

WILLIAM H. H. CROSIER
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 20 July 1864.
Entered service at: Skaneateles, N.Y.
Birth: Skaneateles, N.Y.
Date of issue: 12 January 1892.
Citation: Severely wounded and ambushed by the enemy, he stripped the colors from the staff and brought them back into the line.

PHILIP GOETTEL
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Ringgold, Ga., 27 November 1863.
Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y.
Birth: Syracuse, N.Y.
Date of issue: 28 June 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag and battery guidon.

PETER KAPPESSER
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863.
Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y.
Birth: Germany.
Date of issue: 28 June 1865.
Citation: Capture of Confederate flag (Bragg's army).

JOHN KIGGINS
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863.
Entered service at: Syracuse, N.Y.
Birth: Syracuse, N.Y.
Date of issue: 12 January 1892.
Citation: Waved the colors to save the lives of the men who were being fired upon by their own batteries, and thereby drew upon himself a concentrated fire from the enemy.

NORMAN F. POTTER
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 149th New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Lookout Mountain, Tenn., 24 November 1863.
Entered service at: Pompey, N.Y.
Birth: Pompey, N.Y.
Date of issue: 24 June 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag (Bragg's army).

 

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