Pvt. Martin Wambsgan, Medal of Honor

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Martin Wambsgan

Birthplace: Nusdorof, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Syracuse Onondaga County New York
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Martin Wambsgan

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Martin Wambsgan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company D, 90th New York Infantry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia. While the enemy were in close proximity, Private Wambsgan sprang forward and bore off in safety the regimental colors, the Color Bearer having fallen on the field of battle.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 3, 1896

Action Date: October 19, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company D

Division: 90th New York Infantry



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Pvt. Martin Wambsgan, Medal of Honor's Timeline

August 19, 1839
Nusdorof, Bavaria, Germany
May 3, 1911
Age 71
Woodlawn Cemetery Syracuse Onondaga County New York