b. 06/11/1843 Germany. d. 27/04/1913 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1865 Five Forks, Virginia.
Kauss was born in Germany. He joined the 8th New York Infantry from New York City in April 1861, and mustered out with this regiment after two years. He re-enlisted with the 15th New York Heavy Artillery in August 1863, and again mustered out with his regiment after two years. Kauss was buried in Hurley, New York.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal August Kauss, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery, in action at Five Forks, Virginia, for capture of battle flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: HURLEY CEMETERY, HURLEY, NEW YORK.
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