Levi B. Gaylord

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Levi B. Gaylord
Born September 23, 1840
Died December 6, 1900
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts
Buried at Cohasset, Massachusetts
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Flag of Massachusetts.svg Company A, 29th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Fort Stedman
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Sergeant Levi B. Gaylord (September 23, 1840 – December 6, 1900) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaylord received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Gaylord's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Fort Stedman in Petersburg, Virginia on March 25, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on June 22, 1896.[2]

Gaylord was born in Boston, and was buried in Cohasset, Massachusetts.[1]

Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Levi B. Gaylord, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 March 1865, while serving with Company A, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Fort Stedman, Virginia. Sergeant Gaylord voluntarily assisted in working an abandoned gun, while exposed to heavy fire, until the enemy's advancing line was routed by a charge on its left flank.[1]

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