of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
APPLETON, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Company H, 4th U.S. Colored Troops. Place
and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 15 June 1864; At New Market Heights, Va., 29 September
1864. Entered Service At: Portsmouth, N.H. Born: 24 March 1843, Chichester,
N.H. Date of Issue: 18 February 1891.
The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersburg, Va., 15
June 1864. Valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Va., inspiring
the Union troops by his example of steady courage.
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