Aug 16, 2006

William H. Paul

William H. Paul was a member of the Catasaqua Rifles when he was sworn into the 9th Regiment, Company D of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1861. At Antietam "under a most withering and concentrated fire, voluntarily picked up the colors of his regiment, when the bearer and 2 of the color guard had been killed, and bore them aloft throughout the entire battle." He was wounded during the Wilderness Campaign and discharged on a surgeon's certificate shortly before the end of the war. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1896 for his actions at Antietam. He is buried at the Wesleyan Chapel Cemetery near Havre De Grace, Maryland - just a stone's throw from the birthplace of CMH winner Alfred B. Hilton.

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