Sterling A. Galt

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Sterling A. Galt
Born October 1866
Taneytown, Maryland
Died October 21, 1908 (aged 41–42)
Place of burial Orient Cemetery Harrisonville, Missouri
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit Company F, 36th U.S. Volunteers
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Sterling Archibald Galt (October 1866 – October 21, 1908) was a United States Army artificer received the Medal of Honor for actions on November 9, 1899 during the Philippine-American War. He later obtained the rank of Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Galt, who was born in Taneytown, Maryland, is buried in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

He is buried in Orient Cemetery Harrisonville, Missouri.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Artificer, Company F, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Bamban, Luzon, Philippine Islands, November 9, 1899. Entered service at: Pawneytown, Md. Birth: Pawneytown, Md. Date of issue: April 30, 1902.


Distinguished bravery and conspicuous gallantry in action against insurgents.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sterling A. Galt". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Sterling A. Galt, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2007.