Historical records matching Pvt. Peter Kapesser, Medal of Honor
About Pvt. Peter Kapesser, 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 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
Company: Company B
Division: 149th New York Infantry
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.
Pvt. Peter Kapesser, Medal of Honor's Timeline
January 8, 1839
May 31, 1930
Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse, New York