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CMOHS.org - Private WILLIAMS, ELWOOD M., U.S. Army

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WILLIAMS, ELWOOD M.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 28th Illinois Infantry
Born: Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Havanna, Ill.
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Place / Date: At Shiloh, Tenn., 6 April 1862
 
 


WILLIAMS, ELWOOD M. Photo
 
Citation

A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the line of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.