Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
November 10, 1840 at Morrisville, PA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Waynesburg, PA
01, 1928 at the age of 88
The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July
02, 1863 & August 25, 1864 at Gettysburg & Reams
Station VA, PA
Pipes was one of 63 men who was awarded the Medal of Honor for
heroism in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 - 3,
1863. His was one of only two during which two men earned the
award for the same actions. On the second day of the Gettysburg
battle, Captain Pipe's regiment was forced to fall back through
a wheat field under a withering hail of Confederate fire and an
overwhelming assault. Upon observing a comrade fall wounded,
Captain Pipes and Lieutenant James Purman halted in the retreat
and moved the wounded man to the cover of some rocks. In this
heroic action both men were shot in the leg. Ignoring calls to
surrender, Captain Pipes used his rifle as a crutch to continue
his escape, but was subsequently captured and taken prisoner. He
was recaptured in the Union advance the following day. The
following year Captain Pipes again distinguished himself in the
battle at Reams Station. Leading his company into a fight to
help check a Confederate flank movement, he was shot in the
right arm, which had to be amputated.