HAMMEL, HENRY A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28-29 April 1863. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   10 March 1896.

Citation:   With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same for considerable time while the steamer was unmanageable and subjected to a heavy fire from the enemy.

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)