William Garrett (Medal of Honor)

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Sergeant William Garrett (February 6, 1842 – December 30, 1916) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Garrett received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Garrett's medal was won for his actions in the Battle of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 16, 1864.[1] He was honored with the award on February 24, 1865.[2]

Garrett was born in the Isle of Man in England, entered service in Chardon, Ohio, and was buried in Leavenworth, Kansas.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Garrett, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 December 1864, while serving with Company G, 41st Ohio Infantry, in action at Nashville, Tennessee. With several companions Sergeant Garrett dashed forward, the first to enter the enemy's works, taking possession of four pieces of artillery and captured the flag of the 13th Mississippi Infantry (Confederate States of America).[1]

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