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
Company: Company A
Division: 14th Volunteer Infantry