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APPLETON, WILLIAM

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The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersberg, Va., 15 June 1864. Valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Va., inspiring the Union troops by his example of steady courage.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Major) Company H, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Chichester, New Hampshire

Citation

The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersberg, Va., 15 June 1864. Valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Va., inspiring the Union troops by his example of steady courage.