|John Christopher Sagelhurst|
|Born||June 1, 1841|
|Died||May 10, 1907|
|Place of birth||Buffalo, New York|
|Buried at||Buffalo, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company B, 1st New York Cavalry|
Battle of Hatcher's Run|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Christopher Sagelhurst (June 1, 1841 - May 10, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Sagelhurst received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Sagelhurst's medal was won for his gallantry at the Battle of Hatcher's Run in Virginia on February 6, 1865. He was honored with the award on January 3, 1906.
Sagelhurst was born in Buffalo, New York, entered service in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was later buried in Buffalo.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John Christopher Sagelhurst, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 February 1865, while serving with Company B, 1st New York Cavalry, in action at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. Under a heavy fire from the enemy, Sergeant Sagelhurst carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "John C. Sagelhurst". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2427. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
- "Civil War (S-T) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#SAGELHURST. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
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