of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CARSON, WILLIAM J.
Rank and Organization: Musician, Company E, 1st Battalion, 15th U.S. Infantry. Place
and Date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 19 September 1863. Entered Service At: North
Greenfield, Ohio. Birth: Washington County, Pa. Date of Issue: 27 January
At a critical stage in the battle when the 14th Corps lines were wavering and in
disorder he on his own initiative bugled "to the colors" amid the 18th U.S.
Infantry who formed by him, and held the enemy. Within a few minutes he repeated his
action amid the wavering 2d Ohio Infantry. This bugling deceived the enemy who believed
reinforcements had arrived. Thus, they delayed their attack.
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