Wilson Smith (1841 - 1901)

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Birthplace: Madison, New York, USA
Death: Died
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About Wilson Smith

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Wilson Smith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 September 1862, while serving with Battery H, 3d New York Light Artillery, in action at Washington, North Carolina. Corporal Smith took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 24, 1896

Action Date: September 6, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Battery H

Division: 3d New York Light Artillery


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September 6, 1841
Madison, New York, USA
February 22, 1901
Age 59
Rome, Oneida, New York, USA