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 Andrew O. Apple

Andrew O. Apple

Birth
Northampton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Jun 1890 (aged 45)
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Burial Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 166
Memorial ID 8085197 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, he served during the Civil War in Company I, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, rising to Corporal. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Union Army assaults on Confederate positions at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Conspicuous gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg." The capture of Fort Gregg by the men of the 12th West Virginia and other troops was one of the final actions that allowed Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant to finally take Petersburg after months of siege. Corporal Apple was one of the survivors of the men who carried the 12th West Virginia's battle flag – three others had been shot down and killed bearing it in the assault. His Medal was awarded to him a little over a month later, on May 12, 1865. A few years after the war he moved from his native Pennsylvania to Illinois, where he settled the town of Elgin, becoming Fire Marshal of the city. He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (the others being 2nd Lieutenant Josiah M. Curtis, 2nd Lieutenant James R. Durham, Private Joseph McCauslin, and Private Charles A. Reeder).

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 14 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8085197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew O. Apple (30 Jan 1845–7 Jun 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8085197, citing Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .