of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HAMMEL, HENRY A.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery. Place
and Date: At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28-29 April 1863. Entered Service At: St.
Louis, Mo. Birth: Germany. Date of Issue: 10 March 1896.
With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge
of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same for
considerable time while the steamer was unmanageable and subjected to a heavy fire from
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