September 30, 1864 – This Day During The American Civil War – Osgood Towns Hadley Medal of Honor recipient

September 30, 1864 – Osgood Towns Hadley Medal of Honor recipient (January 19, 1838 – October 5, 1914) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, while serving as a Corporal with Company E, 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, at Pegram House, Virginia.

Corporal Hadley’s official Medal of Honor citation reads:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Osgood Towns Hadley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1864, while serving with Company E, 6th New Hampshire Veteran Infantry, in action at Pegram House, Virginia. As Color Bearer of his regiment Corporal Hadley defended his colors with great personal gallantry and brought them safely out of the action.

Osgood Towns Hadley Medal of Honor recipient

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