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16th Vermont Infantry

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

VEAZEY, WHEELOCK G. (1835-1898)

Born 5 Dec 1835, Brentwood, NH. Died 22 Mar 1898; buried Arlington National Cemetery, VA. Colonel, 16th Vermont Infantry, credited to Springfield. At Gettysburg, on 3 Jul 1863, he "rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle." Medal of Honor issued 8 Sep 1891. (NARA File: V-319-VS-1862)

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