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August Kauss
Born November 6, 1843
Died April 27, 1913
Place of birth Germany
Buried at Hurley, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit New York Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery
Battles/wars Battle of Five Forks
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg 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.[1] Kauss's medal was won for capturing a flag at the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.[2]

Kauss was born in Germany, and died in Hurley, New York.[1]

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]

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