Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as the Chaplain of the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry, and was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Union assault on Salem Heights, Virginia during the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. His citation reads "Voluntarily exposed himself to a heavy fire during the thickest of the fight and carried wounded men to the rear for treatment and attendance". His Medal was awarded to him on February 16, 1897. He was one of four 16th New York soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the War (the others being Private James Allen, Major John C. Gilmore, and Corporal John H. Moffitt). Additionally, he was one of three Union Army Chaplains to be awarded the Medal of Honor (the others being Milton L. Haney of the 55th Illinois Infantry and John M. Whitehead of the 15th Indiana Infantry).
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Frances Delord Webb Hall