Levi B. Gaylord

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Levi B. Gaylord
BornSeptember 23, 1840
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 6, 1900
Buried
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1861 - 1865
RankSergeant
UnitMassachusetts Company A, 29th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/warsBattle of Fort Stedman
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Levi B. Gaylord (September 23, 1840 – December 6, 1900) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaylord received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Gaylord's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Fort Stedman in Petersburg, Virginia on March 25, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on June 22, 1896.[2]

Gaylord joined the Army from Boston in April 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. He was buried in Cohasset, Massachusetts.[3]

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 Sergeant Levi B. Gaylord, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 March 1865, while serving with Company A, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Fort Stedman, Virginia. Sergeant Gaylord voluntarily assisted in working an abandoned gun, while exposed to heavy fire, until the enemy's advancing line was routed by a charge on its left flank.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Levi B. Gaylord". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Find a Grave