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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

First Lieutenant

Adelbert Ames

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Organization: 5th US Artillery (20th ME Infantry at Antietam)

Entered Service: Rockland, Maine.

Birth: East Thomaston, Maine.

Date Medal Issued: 22 June 1894.

Date of Action: 21 July 1861.

Place of Action: Bull Run, Va.


Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.


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