Archibald Freeman

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Archibald Freeman
Born (1847-08-13)August 13, 1847
Newburgh, New York
Died January 26, 1918(1918-01-26) (aged 70)
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Archibald Freeman (August 13, 1847 – January 26, 1918) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Freeman joined the Army from Newburgh, New York in July 1862, claiming to be 18 years old. He served in the 124th New York Infantry and was promoted to Corporal less than two weeks prior to his MOH action. He received the Medal of Honor on December 1, 1864, for his actions at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, and was mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. [1]

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Capture of flag of 17th Louisiana (C.S.A.).[2]

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