William Henry Walling (1830 - 1912)

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Birthplace: Hartford, Washington, NY, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About William Henry Walling

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) William Henry Walling, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 December 1864, while serving with Company C, 142d New York Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. During the bombardment of the fort by the fleet, Captain Walling captured and brought the flag of the fort, the flagstaff having been shot down.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 28, 1892

Action Date: December 25, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company C

Division: 142d New York Infantry


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September 3, 1830
Hartford, Washington, NY, USA
June 16, 1912
Age 81
Potsdam, St Lawrence, NY, USA