Ovila Cayer (1844 - 1909)

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Birthplace: St Remi, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Ovila Cayer

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Ovila Cayer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 August 1864, while serving with Company A, 14th Volunteer Infantry, in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia. Sergeant Cayer commanded the regiment, all the officers being disabled.

General Orders: Date of Issue: February 15, 1867

Action Date: August 19, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 14th Volunteer Infantry

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February 9, 1844
St Remi, New Brunswick, Canada
February 7, 1909
Age 64
Salinas, Monterey, California, USA