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August Kauss
Born November 6, 1843
Died April 27, 1913
New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit New York Company H, 15th New York Heavy Artillery
Battles/wars Battle of Five Forks
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Corporal August Kauss (or Kautz) (November 6, 1843 – April 27, 1913) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kauss received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Kauss's medal was won for capturing a flag at the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on April 1, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.

Kauss was born in Germany. He joined the 8th New York Infantry from New York City in April 1861, and mustered out with this regiment after two years. He re-enlisted with the 15th New York Heavy Artillery in August 1863, and again mustered out with his regiment after two years. Kauss was buried in Hurley, New York.

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