VEAZEY, WHEELOCK G. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Colonel, 16th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Springfield, Vt. Born: 5 December 1835, Brentwood, N.H.

Date of issue:   8 September 1891.

Citation:   Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.

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)