PLIMLEY, WILLIAM - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company F, 120th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Hatchers Run, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Catskill, N.Y. Birth. Catskill, N.Y.

Date of issue:   4 April 1898.

Citation:   While acting as aide to a general officer, voluntarily accompanied a regiment in an assault on the enemy's works and acted as leader of the movement which resulted in the rout of the enemy and the capture of a large number of prisoners.

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)