Martin Wambsgan-Syracuse, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 43° 04.464 W 076° 07.908
18T E 407859 N 4769698
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Cedar Creek, VA on October 19, 1864. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, NY in Section 21, Lot 97.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2019 3:11:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM10W88
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Long Description:
He was born on August 9, 1829 in Nussdorf, Bavaria, Germany and died on January 17, 1911 in Baldwinsville, NY. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: WAMBSGAN, MARTIN
• Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 90th New York Infantry
• Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864
• Entered service at: Cayuga County, N.Y.
• Date of issue: 3 November 1896
Citation: While the enemy were in close proximity, this soldier sprang forward and bore off in safety the regimental colors, the color bearer having fallen on the field of battle.

The close up photo of the MOH marker for Martin Wambsgan was taken by Cnydy and posted on FINDAGRAVE.

*SPECIAL EXCEPTION WAYMARK* This category made the decision to approve this waymark based on the research and partnerships between the submitter, Don.Morfe, and individuals who gave permission for their photos of Medal of Honor resting places to be used in this community. Although the vision and philosophy of the Waymarking body is to promote in-person visits and photo documentation, special circumstances can be made on a case-by-case basis such as this submission. We appreciate the fact that Don.Morfe spent over 20 years visiting more than 2,900 Medal of Honor resting places and has documented them in this category with personal photos the past 18 months. He recently took it upon himself to document many more Medal of Honor resting places around the world that he could not visit in person. He reached out to individuals on FindaGrave.com and elsewhere and received permission to use their photos, created write-ups and submitted them here for approval. A compromise was made to allow his submissions here in order to gain a sense of appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Thank you, Don, for your tireless efforts and contributions to this category and to the Waymarking community!

Armed Service: Army

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