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CMOHS.org - Captain HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L., U.S. Army

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HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 6th New York Cavalry
Born: 28 February 1837, Kinderhook, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Kinderhook, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 30 April 1863
 
 


HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L. Photo
 
Citation

Took command of the regiment as its senior officer when surrounded by Stuart's Cavalry. The regiment cut its way through the enemy's line and escaped but Capt. Heermance was desperately wounded, left for dead on the field and was taken prisoner.