Peter Kappesser (1839 - 1930)

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Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died
Cause of death: appendicitis
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About Peter Kappesser

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Peter Kappesser, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 November 1863, while serving with Company B, 149th New York Infantry, in action at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, for capture of Confederate flag (Bragg's army).

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 28, 1865

Action Date: November 24, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Division: 149th New York Infantry

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/730/kappesser-peter.php

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Peter Kappesser enlisted on August 31, 1862 at the age of 24. He received the Medal of Honor by the Secretary of War for the capture of a Confederate battle flag from Walthall's Mississippi Brigade of the 34th Mississippi Infantry at The Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee on November 24, 1863.

The Battle of Lookout Maintain was part of the Third Battle of Chattanooga.

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Pvt. Peter Kapesser, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1839
January 8, 1839
Germany
1849
1849
Age 9
1866
1866
Age 26
1867
1867
Age 27
1869
1869
Age 29
1875
1875
Age 35
1877
1877
Age 37
1900
1900
Age 60
1930
May 31, 1930
Age 91
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Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse, New York