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

Peter Martin Boehm

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    15th New York Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 31, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia, USA
While acting as aide to Gen. Custer, took a gun from the hands of color bearer, rode in front of a line that was being driven back and, under a heavy fire, rallied the men, re-formed the line, and repulsed the charge.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 15, 1898
  • Born: February 10, 1845, Albany, Albany County, NY, United States
  • Died: June 14, 1914, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (2-3674), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Indiana Military Museum (1863 & 1896 designs), Vincennes, IN

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