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William L. Graul
Medal of Honor winner William L Graul
|Died||27 July 1846|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Unit||Company I, 188th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Battle of Chaffin's Farm
|Awards||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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