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HEERMANCE, WILLIAM

heermance william

Took command of the regiment as its senior officer when surrounded by Stuart's Cavalry. The regiment cut its way through the enemy's line and escaped, but Capt. Heermance was desperately wounded, left for dead on the field and was taken prisoner.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain Company C, 6th New York Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York

Citation

Took command of the regiment as its senior officer when surrounded by Stuart's Cavalry. The regiment cut its way through the enemy's line and escaped, but Capt. Heermance was desperately wounded, left for dead on the field and was taken prisoner.