Abel G. Cadwallader
|Abel G. Cadwallader|
Gravestone in Loudon Park Cemetery
|Died||July 6, 1907 (aged 65–66)|
|Place of burial||Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|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.