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 Robert Wesley Ammerman

Robert Wesley Ammerman

Birth
Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Sep 1907 (aged 66)
McAlisterville, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial McAlisterville, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 5858476 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Union Army at Milesburg, Pennsylvania on August 29, 1862, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He would go on to be awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. His citation read "Capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (C.S.A.), being one of the foremost in the assault". His Medal was awarded to him on January 31, 1865. He was wounded severely during his service, losing his right leg at the hip, and was honorably discharged to those wounds on May 30, 1865 at Washington, DC. He was one of four 148th Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Captain Jeremiah Z. Brown, Private George W. Harris, and Private Josiah Phillips).

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  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5858476
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Wesley Ammerman (7 Jun 1841–30 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5858476, citing Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .