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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

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.


While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.


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