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

Clinton Albert Cilley

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    2d Minnesota Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 20, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
Seized the colors of a retreating regiment and led it into the thick of the attack.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wasioja, Dodge County, Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 12, 1895
  • Born: February 16, 1837, Rockingham County, NH, United States
  • Died: May 9, 1900, Morgantown, NC, United States
  • Buried: Oakwood Cemetery (MH) (2-E-2) , Hickory, NC, United States

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