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b. 23/09/1840 Boston, Massachusetts. d. 06/12/1900 Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/03/1865 Fort Stedman, Virginia.

 

Gaylord received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gaylord's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Fort Stedman in Petersburg, Virginia on March 25, 1865. He was honored with the award on June 22, 1896.

 

Gaylord joined the Army from Boston in April 1861, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. He was buried in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Levi B. Gaylord, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 March 1865, while serving with Company A, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Fort Stedman, Virginia. Sergeant Gaylord voluntarily assisted in working an abandoned gun, while exposed to heavy fire, until the enemy's advancing line was routed by a charge on its left flank.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: COHASSET CENTRAL CEMETERY, COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS.

Levi B Gaylord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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