[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Ernest von Vegesack[more about him]
Organization: U.S. Volunteers (20th NY at Antietam)
Entered Service: New York, N.Y
Date Medal Issued: 23 August 1893
Date of Action: 27 June 1862.
Place of Action: Gaines Mill, Va.
While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.
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