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Major, ADC

Ernest von Vegesack

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Organization:    U.S. Volunteers (20th NY at Antietam)
Entered Service:   New York, N.Y
Birth:   Sweden
Date Medal Issued:   23 August 1893


Date of Action:   27 June 1862.
Place of Action:   Gaines Mill, Va.


Citation:
While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.
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US Army Medal of Honor, 1865


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