Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
May 30, 1844 at Penfield, NY
Entered Service in the US
Army from Penfield, NY
07, 1916 at the age of 72
The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July
03, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
William Raymond was one of 63 men who was awarded the Medal of
Honor for heroism in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,
July 1 - 3, 1863. His company was one of two from the 108th New
York Infantry that was sent forward of their position in
Zeigler's Grove on the last day of the battle as advance
skirmishers. While exchanging fire with Confederate skirmishers
at the Bliss Farm, the Union forces began running low on
ammunition. Corporal Raymond volunteered to get more and, though
exposed to a heavy volume of fire from the rebel forces, made
the dangerous trip to the main line to secure a crate of
ammunition. Though no hit by the volleys of enemy bullets that
were directed his way on this desperate missions, six bullet
holes were later found in his uniform. After obtaining the
needed ammunition, Corporal Raymond showed additional bravery by
exposing himself to enemy fire to personally distribute
cartridges up and down the embattled Union lines.