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

Nicholas S Bouquet

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    1st Iowa Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 10, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilson's Creek, Missouri, USA
Citation
Voluntarily left the line of battle, and, exposing himself to imminent danger from a heavy fire from the enemy, Bouquet assisted in capturing a riderless horse at large between the lines and hitching him to a disabled gun, saved the gun from capture.
Medal of Honor Recipient Nicholas S. Bouquet
Medal of Honor Recipient Nicholas S. Bouquet
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 16, 1897
  • Born: November 14, 1842, Landau, Bavaria, Germany
  • Died: December 27, 1912, Burlington, IA, United States
  • Buried: Aspen Grove Cemetery (MH) (168-3-4) , Burlington, IA, United States
 

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