Norman F. Bates

Medal of Honor recipient (1839-1915)

Norman Francis Bates (November 6, 1839 - October 16, 1915) was an American soldier. He got the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award of the United States.

Norman F. Bates
Born(1839-11-06)November 6, 1839
Londonderry, Vermont
DiedOctober 16, 1915(1915-10-16) (aged 75)
Place of burialForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Glendale, California
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Years of service1861 - 1865
UnitCompany E, 4th Iowa Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
AwardsMedal of Honor


Bates served in the American Civil War. He was in the 4th Iowa Cavalry for the Union Army. He got the Medal of Honor on June 17, 1865 for his actions at Columbus, Georgia.

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Capture of flag and bearer[1]

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Other websitesEdit

  • Norman F. Bates at Find a Grave
  • "Norman F. Bates". Hall of Valor. Military Times.
  • Iowa Medal of Honor Heroes Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine