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 William B. Mayes

William B. Mayes

Birth
Marion County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Aug 1900 (aged 63)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 8033112 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company K, 11th Iowa Infantry, Union Army. During actions with Confederates at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 15, 1864, a fellow solider had fallen between the battle lines. Private Mayes with one companion, under heavy enemy fire at short range went to the rescue of a wounded comrade and carried him to a place of safety. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 27, 1899.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8033112
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William B. Mayes (11 Aug 1837–16 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8033112, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .