|Died||June 25, 1917 (aged 76–77)|
|Place of birth||Virginia|
|Place of death||West Virginia|
|Place of burial||East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, West Virginia|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Military service[edit | edit source]
Shoemaker volunteered for service in the Union Army and was assigned as a sergeant to Company A of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. He received the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry in battle at Nineveh, Virginia, on November 12, 1864. Another 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldier, Private James F. Adams, also received the medal for capturing a Confederate flag during the skirmish.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 November 1864, while serving with Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, in action at Nineveh, Virginia, for capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 26, 1864
Action Date: November 12, 1864
Company: Company A
Division: 1st West Virginia Cavalry
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- "Levi Shoemaker". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2219. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
- "Levi Shoemaker". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6863541. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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