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

Carlos W Colby

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    97th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Madison County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 31, 1896
  • Born: May 15, 1837, Merrimack, Hillsborough County, NH, United States
  • Died: May 19, 1922, Hillsboro, IL, United States
  • Buried: Cress Hill Cemetery (PM), Hillsboro, IL, United States

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