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5th Vermont Infantry

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

GOULD, Charles Gilbert (1845-1916)

Born 5 May 1845, Windham. Died 5 Dec 1916; buried Windham Central Cemetery, Windham. Captain, Co. H, 5th Vermont Infantry, credited to Windham. At Petersburg, VA, on 2 Apr 1865, "Among the first to mount the enemy's works in the assault, he received a serious bayonet wound in the face, was struck several times with clubbed muskets, but bravely stood his ground, and with his sword killed the man who bayoneted him." Medal of Honor issued 30 Jul 1890. (NARA File: R&P 240190)

GRANT, Lewis Addison (1829-1918)

Born 17 Jan 1829, Winhall. Died 20 Mar 1918; buried Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN (Section 8, Lot 416, Grave 2). Colonel, 5th Vermont Infantry, credited to Bellows Falls. Colonel, 5th Vermont Infantry. At Salem Heights, VA, on 3 May 1864, he was credited for "personal gallantry and intrepidity displayed in the management of his brigade and in leading it in the assault in which he was wounded." Medal of Honor issued 11 May 1893. (NARA File: G-106-VS-1869 (Note: File cited contains no references to his Medal of Honor))

HACK, Lester Goodel (1841-1928)

Born 18 Jan 1841, Cadwell, NY. Died 24 Apr 1928, Copenhagen, NY; buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, NY. Sergeant, Co. F, 5th Vermont Infantry, credited to Salisbury. At Petersburg, VA, on 2 Apr 1865, he was credited with the "capture of flag of 3rd Tennessee Infantry (CSA) with several of the enemy." Medal of Honor issued 10 May 1865. (NARA File: AAK-534-EB-1869)

SARGENT, Jackson E. (1841-1921)

Born 29 Dec 1841, Stowe. Died 2 Oct 1921; buried River View Cemetery, Stowe (Section 42 East-B, Lot 55). Sergeant, Co. D, 5th Vermont Infantry, credited to Stowe. At Petersburg, VA, on 2 Apr 1865, he was the "first to scale the enemy's works and plant the colors thereon." Medalof Honor issued 28 Oct 1891. (NARA File: D-10216-EB-1886)

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