William H. Freeman
|William H. Freeman|
May 10, 1844|
Troy, New York
August 26, 1911 67) (aged|
|Place of burial||Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||Company B, 169th New York Volunteer Infantry|
American Civil War|
• Second Battle of Fort Fisher
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Henry Freeman (May 10, 1844 – August 26, 1911) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865.
On January 15, 1865, the North Carolina Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher was taken by a combined Union storming party of sailors, marines, and soldiers under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter and General Alfred Terry.
Medal of Honor citation
For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Henry Freeman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 January 1865, while serving with Company B, 169th New York Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Private Freeman volunteered to carry the brigade flag after the bearer was wounded.
General Orders: Date of Issue: May 27, 1905
Action Date: January 15, 1865
Company: Company B
Division: 169th New York Infantry
- "William H. Freeman". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
- "William H. Freeman". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved June 15, 2010.