|Born||November 6, 1843|
|Died||April 27, 1913|
|Place of birth||Germany|
|Buried at||Hurley, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery|
Battle of Five Forks|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal August Kauss (or Kautz) (November 6, 1843 – April 27, 1913) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kauss received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Kauss's medal was won for capturing a flag at the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on April 1, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.
Kauss was born in Germany, and died in Hurley, New York.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "August Kauss". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=213. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- ↑ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#KAUSS. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
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