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William L. Graul
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Medal of Honor winner William L Graul
Born Reading, Pennsylvania
Died 27 July 1846
Buried
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank
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E-04Corporal
Unit Pennsylvania Company I, 188th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

William L. Graul (July 27, 1846 – September 2, 1909) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Graul was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he later entered service. Aged 18, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown at Fort Harrison during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, for placing the American flag on the Confederate Army fortifications, while serving as a corporal with Company I, 188th Pennsylvania Infantry. The flag of Graul's company, the 188th Pennsylvania Infantry, was carried by Cecil Clay, for which he also won the Medal of Honor.

His Medal of Honor was issued on April 6, 1865.

Graul later had five children after his military service.

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