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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Augustus Merrill

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    1st Maine Veteran Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
With six men, captured 69 Confederate prisoners and recaptured several soldiers who had fallen into the enemy's hands.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lyndon, Aroostook County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 23, 1891
  • Born: October 4, 1843, Byron, Oxford County, ME, United States
  • Died: November 14, 1895, Eagle Rock, CA, United States
  • Buried: Graceland Cemetery (20-233), Chicago, IL, United States

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