Lewis J. Ingalls
Private, Company K, 8th Vermont Infantry, U.S. Army. Awarded for actions at Boutte Station, LA.
September 04, 1862
Ingalls was born in Boston, MA.
Citation: A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled the train and the surviving guards to escape.