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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant APPLETON, WILLIAM H., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

APPLETON, WILLIAM H.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 4th U.S. Colored Troops
Born: 24 March 1843, Chichester, N.H.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Portsmouth, N.H.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 02/18/1891
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Petersburg, Va., 15 June 1864; At New Market Heights, Va., 29 September 1864
 
 


APPLETON, WILLIAM H. Photo
 
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.