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Sidney Haight

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    1st Michigan Sharpshooters
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation
Instead of retreating, remained in the captured works, regardless of his personal safety and exposed to the firing, which he boldly and deliberately returned until the enemy was close upon him.
Medal of Honor Recipient Sidney Haight
Medal of Honor Recipient Sidney Haight
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Goodland, Lapeer County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 31, 1896
  • Born: August 21, 1847, Reading, Hillsdale County, MI, United States
  • Died: September 17, 1918
  • Buried: West Reading Cemetery (PM), Reading, MI, United States
 

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