|Peter M. Boehm|
|Born||February 10, 1845|
|Died||June 4, 1914(aged 69)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company K, 15th New York Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Dinwiddie Court House|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Second Lieutenant Peter M. Boehm (February 10, 1845 to June 4, 1914) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Boehm received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House in Virginia on 31 March 1865. He was honored with the award on 15 December 1898.
Boehm was born in New York and enlisted into Company K of the 15th New York Cavalry in Brooklyn, New York. He enlisted into the General Mounted Service as a private. He was promoted to second lieutenant in the 15th New York Cavalry in March 1865. It was during this time that he performed the act of gallantry that would earn him the Medal of Honor. On 31 March 1865 Boehm, as aide-de-camp to General Custer, was involved in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House in Virginia. On seeing a line of men being forced back by the enemy's assault, Boehm took the flag from the color bearer and mustered the line of men into action, eventually beating back the enemy's assault.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
While acting as aide to General Custer, took a flag from the hands of color bearer, rode in front of a line that was being driven back and, under a heavy fire, rallied the men, re-formed the line, and repulsed the charge.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Peter Martin Boehm". http://arlingtoncemetery.net/pmboehm.htm. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Boehm, Peter M.". http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/120/boehm-peter-m.php. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- ↑ "US Army Medal of Honor recipients". http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyMedalofHonorRecipients.aspx. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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