Abel G. Cadwallader

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Abel G. Cadwallader
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Gravestone in Loudon Park Cemetery
Born 1841
Baltimore, Maryland
Died July 6, 1907 (aged 65–66)
Place of burial Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit 1st Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Hatcher's Run
Awards Medal of Honor

Abel G. Cadwallader (1841 – July 6, 1907) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Hatcher's Run.

Born in 1841 in Baltimore, Maryland, Cadwallader was living in Frederick, Maryland when he enlisted in the Army in May 1861. He served as a corporal in Company H of the 1st Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry. During the Battle of Hatcher's Run in Virginia on February 6, 1865, Cadwallader "[g]allantly planted the colors on the enemy's works in advance of the arrival of his regiment." For this action, he was issued the Medal of Honor several decades later, on January 5, 1897.[1][2]

Cadwallader reached the rank of sergeant before leaving the army in July 1865. He died on July 6, 1907, and was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medal of Honor Recipients – Civil War (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Abel G. Cadwallader". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved August 15, 2011.