b. 06/02/1842 Isle of Man. d. 30/12/1916 Leavenworth, Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/12/1864 Nashville, Tennessee.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company G, 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 16, 1864. His citation reads “With several companions dashed forward, the first to enter the enemy’s works, taking possession of 4 pieces of artillery and captured the flag of the 13th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.)”. His Medal was issued on February 24, 1865. He was one of two 41st Ohio soldiers to be awarded the CMOH for bravery during the Civil War (the other being Private Daniel I. Holcomb).
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Garrett, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 December 1864, while serving with Company G, 41st Ohio Infantry, in action at Nashville, Tennessee. With several companions Sergeant Garrett dashed forward, the first to enter the enemy’s works, taking possession of four pieces of artillery and captured the flag of the 13th Mississippi Infantry (Confederate States of America).
BURIAL LOCATION: FORT LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS.
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LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.