b. 09/12/1830 Palatine, New York. d. 21/07/1903 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Neahr enlisted in the Army from Schenectady, New York in September 1864. He was assigned to Company K of the 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry, mustering out with his regiment in June 1865.
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.
For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Zachariah C. Neahr, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 January 1865, while serving with Company K, 142d New York Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Private Neahr voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
BURIAL LOCATION: CANAJOHARIE FALLS CEMETERY, CANAJOHARIE FALLS, NEW YORK.
near water pump
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