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William Brant , Jr.

Date of birth: 1840
Date of death: March 02, 1898
Burial location: Hillside, New Jersey
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Elizabeth
Home of record: Trenton New Jersey


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant William Brant, Jr., United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 April 1865, while serving with Company B, 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of battle flag of 46th North Carolina (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 10, 1865

Action Date: April 3, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Company B

Division: 1st New Jersey Veteran Battalion