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WINEGAR, WILLIAM

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While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag-bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Captain) Company B, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons)

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Springport, New York

Citation

While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag-bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.