William H. Appleton

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William H. Appleton
Born(1843-03-24)March 24, 1843
Chichester, New Hampshire
DiedSeptember 9, 1912(1912-09-09) (aged 69)
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUSArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service1861 - 1866
RankUnion army cpt rank insignia.jpgCaptain
Union army maj rank insignia.jpgBrevet Major
Unit4th U.S. Colored Infantry
Battles/warsSecond Battle of Petersburg, Battle of Chaffin's Farm
AwardsMedal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

William H. Appleton (March 24, 1843 - September 9, 1912) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Appleton served in the American Civil War in the 4th U.S. Colored Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on February 18, 1891 for his actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg and the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

He died on September 9, 1912 at the age of 69 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Pembroke, New Hampshire.

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The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersburg, 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.[1]

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