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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant WINEGAR, WILLIAM W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WINEGAR, WILLIAM W.

Rank: Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons)
Born: Springport, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865
 
 


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Citation

While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag_bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.