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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

David Ayers

  • Also Known As: Ayres, David
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    57th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 13, 1894
  • Born: April 29, 1841, Kalida, Putnam County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 11, 1916, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Oakwoods Cemetery (PM) (F-7-303) , Chicago, IL, United States

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