b. 10/05/1844 Troy, New York. d. 26/08/1911 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Freeman enlisted in the Army from his birthplace of Troy, New York in September 1862, and was assigned to Company B of the 169th New York Volunteer Infantry.
On January 15, 1865, the North Carolina Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher was taken by a combined Union storming party of sailors, marines, and soldiers under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter and General Alfred Terry.
Freeman mustered out with his regiment in July 1865.
For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William Henry Freeman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 January 1865, while serving with Company B, 169th New York Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Private Freeman volunteered to carry the brigade flag after the bearer was wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAKWOOD CEMETERY, TROY, NEW YORK.
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