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

William H. Paul

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    90th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Antietam, Maryland, USA
Under a most withering and concentrated fire, voluntarily picked up the colors of his regiment, when the bearer and two of the color guard had been killed, and bore them aloft throughout the entire battle.
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Paul
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Paul
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 3, 1896
  • Born: October 3, 1844, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: February 23, 1911
  • Buried: Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery, Havre De Grace, MD, United States

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