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 Henry A. Hammel

Henry A. Hammel

Birth
Germany
Death 29 Nov 1902 (aged 62)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 191, Lot 3766
Memorial ID 18431 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Union Army Sergeant, in Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery on the steamer Cheeseman. At the Grand Gulf, Mississippi, on April 28-29, 1863, he voluntarily took position on board the steamer in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery. During a Confederate attack, he remained in charge of the armaments for the whole time the steamer was unmanageable and subjected to a heavy fire from the enemy. For this brave mission he was promoted First Sergeant and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on March 10, 1896.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry A. Hammel (20 Sep 1840–29 Nov 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18431, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .