b. 30/06/1837 Canada. d. 30/03/1919 Defiance, Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Deatonsville, Virginia.
Hagerty was born in Canada. He joined the Army from Watertown, New York in August 1864, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. Hagerty's medal was won for his capturing a flag at the Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Asel Hagerty, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 61st New York Infantry, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, DEFIANCE, OHIO.
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