Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

William Henry Barnes

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    38th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Among the first to enter the enemy's works, although wounded.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1845, St. Mary's County, MD, United States
  • Died: December 24, 1866, Indianola U.S. Army Hospital, TX, United States
  • Buried: San Antonio National Cemetery as an unknown (MH) ('In Memory' marker), San Antonio, TX, United States

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