of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
THAXTER, SIDNEY W.
Rank and Organization: Major, 1st Maine Cavalry. Place and Date: At
Hatchers Run, Va., 27 October 1864. Entered Service At: Bangor Maine. Birth:
Bangor, Maine. Date Of Issue: 10 September 1897.
Voluntarily remained and participated in the battle with conspicuous gallantry,
although his term of service had expired and he had been ordered home to be mustered out.
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