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Levi Shoemaker
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Born: 1840
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Died: June 25, 1917 (aged 76–77)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Sergeant
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Unit: Company A, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
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Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Levi Shoemaker (June 25, 1840 – 1917) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 22nd Virginia Cavalry in battle near Nineveh, Virginia on November 12, 1864.

Military service[]

Shoemaker volunteered for service in the Union Army and was assigned to Company A of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry men to win the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor citation[]

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 November 1864, while serving with Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, in action at Nineveh, Virginia, for capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 26, 1864

Action Date: November 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 1st West Virginia Cavalry

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