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

Wilson Smith

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Battery H,
    3d New York Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 6, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Washington, North Carolina, USA
Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Madison, Madison County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 24, 1896
  • Born: September 6, 1841, Madison, Madison County, NY, United States
  • Died: February 22, 1901, Rome, NY, United States
  • Buried: Rome Cemetery (MH) (J-66-2), Rome, NY, United States

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