Lt. William Winegar, Medal of Honor

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William Wirt Winegar

Also Known As: "Winigar"
Birthplace: Springport, New York, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, Steuben, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Karner Winegar and Cornelia Winegar
Husband of Ella E. Winegar
Father of Cornelia A. Winegar
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Winegar; Cornelia Yawger Winegar; Henry Clay Winegar; Peter Yawger Winegar and Lydia Patterson

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About Lt. William Winegar, Medal of Honor

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) William W. Winegar, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company B, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons), in action at Five Forks, Virginia. While advancing in front of his company and alone, First Lieutenant Winegar found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag-bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865

Action Date: April 1, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company B

Division: 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons)

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Lt. William Winegar, Medal of Honor's Timeline

October 20, 1844
Springport, New York, USA
Age 39
New York, USA
September 3, 1916
Age 71
Bath, Steuben, New York, USA