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William Bumgarner
Born (1837-07-12)July 12, 1837
Died December 24, 1911(1911-12-24) (aged 74)
Place of birth Mason County, West Virginia
Place of death Indiana
Buried at Mossburg Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit West Virginia Company A, 4th West Virginia Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant William Bumgarner (July 12, 1837 to December 24, 1911) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Bumgarner received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Petersburg, Virginia on 2 April 1862. He was honored with the award on 10 July 1894.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Bumgarner was born in Mason County, West Virginia on 12 July 1837. He enlisted into the 4th West Virginia Infantry. He died on 24 December 1911 and his remains are interred at the Mossburg Cemetery in Indiana.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party.[1][2]

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