of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L.
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company C, 6th New York Cavalry Place and
Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 30 April 1863. Entered Service At: Kinderhook,
N.Y. Born: 28 February 1837, Kinderhook, N Y. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898.
Took command of the regiment as its senior officer when surrounded by Stuart's Cavalry.
The regiment cut its way through the enemy's line and escaped but Capt. Heermance was
desperately wounded, left for dead on the field and was taken prisoner.
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