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August Dorley
Born 1842
Died October 17, 1867
Place of birth Germany
Place of death Natchez, Mississippi
Buried at Natchez City Cemetery
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit Louisiana 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private August Dorley (also August Doerle) (1842 to October 17, 1867) was an German soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Dorley received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Mount Pleasant, Alabama on 11 April 1865.[1][2][3]


Dorley was born in Germany in 1842. He enlisted into the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. He died on 17 October 1867 and his remains are interred at the Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi.

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Capture of flag.[1][2]

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