LAING, WILLIAM - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company F, 158th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: New York, N.Y.

Birth:   Hempstead, N.Y.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Was among the first to scale the parapet.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)