Ingalls, Lewis J.
Age: 23, credited to Belvidere, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/11/1837, Boston, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
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|This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor|
Lewis J. Ingalls
Rank and Organization: Private, Co. K, 8th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Boutte Station, La., 4 Sep 1862.
Entered service at: Belvidere.
Born: 11 Oct 1837, Boston, MA
Died: 31 Dec 1913, Irasburg.
Buried: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Date of Issue: 20 Oct 1899.
Citation: A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled the train and the surviving guards to escape.
NARA File Number: R&P 516096.