Chaplain Francis B. Hall

Chaplain Francis B. HallChaplain Francis B. Hall (16th New York Infantry Regiment) repeatedly rode his horse out onto the battlefield, voluntarily exposing himself to heavy enemy fire “during the thickest of the fight” while rescuing wounded Soldiers at the battle of Salem Heights, VA on May 3, 1863. He passed away October 4, 1903 at the age of 75 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburg, NY the same city where he entered the service. He was born November 16, 1827. Chaplain Francis B. Hall was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism as a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War on February 16, 1897.

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(Text and photo from U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Facebook page)

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