VON VEGESACK, ERNEST - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Major and Aide_de_Camp, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Gaines Mill, Va., 27 June 1862.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   Sweden.

Date of issue:   23 August 1893.

Citation:   While voluntarily serving as aide_de_camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)