Ebenezer Skellie

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Ebenezer Skellie
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Born (1842-08-00)August , 1842
Mina, New York
Died July 2, 1898(1898-07-02)
Mina, New York
Place of burial Mina Cemetery, Mina, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit 112th New York Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor

Ebenezer Skellie (August 1842 – July 2, 1898) was a Union soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

Skellie enlisted in the Army from his birthplace of Mina, New York in August 1862 for a three-year term. [1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

"The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Ebenezer Skellie, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company D, 112th New York Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. Corporal Skellie took the colors of his regiment, the Color Bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded."

Action Date: September 29, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company D

Division: 112th New York Infantry

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