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CMOHS.org - First Sergeant MATHEWS, WILLIAM H., U.S. Army

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MATHEWS, WILLIAM H.

Rank: First Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 2d Maryland Veteran Infantry
Born: England
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Baltimore, Md.
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Place / Date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864
 
 


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Citation

Finding himself among a squad of Confederates, he fired into them, killing 1, and was himself wounded, but succeeded in bringing in a sergeant and 2 men of the 17th South Carolina Regiment (C.S.A.) as prisoners. (Enlisted in 1861 at Baltimore, Md., under the name Henry Sivel, and original Medal of Honor issued under that name. A new medal was issued in 1900 under true name, William H Mathew.)