PAUL, WILLIAM H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   3 November 1896.

Citation:   Under a most withering and concentrated fire, voluntarily picked up the colors of his regiment, when the bearer and 2 of the color guard had been killed, and bore them aloft throughout the entire battle.

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)