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

Edwin F Savacool

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 6, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA
Capture of flag, during which he was wounded and died several days later in Washington, D.C.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 24, 1865
  • Born: 1842, Jackson, Jackson County, MI, United States
  • Died: June 5, 1865, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (MH) (A2-10), Detroit, MI, United States

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