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Edward Hill

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    16th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 1, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cold Harbor, Virginia, USA
Led the brigade skirmish line in a desperate charge on the enemy's masked batteries to the muzzles of the guns, where he was severely wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Hill
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward Hill
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 4, 1893
  • Born: April 13, 1835, Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 23, 1900, Green Bay, WI, United States
  • Buried: Fredericksburg National Military Park Cemetery (MH) (OS-2), Fredericksburg, VA, United States

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