Robert W. Ammerman

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Robert W. Ammerman
Born 1841
Centre County, Pennsylvania
Died September 30, 1907
McAlisterville, Pennsylvania)
Place of burial Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Robert Wesley Ammerman (1841 – September 30, 1907) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Ammerman joined the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry from Milesburg, Pennsylvania in August 1862. While performing his MOH action, he suffered the loss of his right leg, and was discharged due to his wounds in May 1865. He died on September 30, 1907 and was laid to rest in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in McAlisterville, Pennsylvania.

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 Private Robert Wesley Ammerman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company B, 148th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (Confederate States of America), being one of the foremost in the assault.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert W. Ammerman". Medal of Honor recipients. Military Times. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 

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