William H. H. Crosier

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William H. H. Crosier
Born (1844-05-05)May 5, 1844
Skaneateles, New York
Died March 14, 1903(1903-03-14) (aged 58)
New York
Buried at Oakwood Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York Company G, 149th New York Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant William Henry Harrison Crosier (May 5, 1844 to March 14, 1903) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Crosier received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Georgia on 20 July 1864. He was honored with the award on 12 January 1892.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Crosier was born in Skaneateles, New York on 5 May 1844. He enlisted into the 149th New York Infantry. He died on 14 March 1903 and his remains are interred at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Severely wounded and ambushed by the enemy, he stripped the colors from the staff and brought them back into the line.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "William Henry Harrison Crosier". Retrieved 2 November 2013.