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Milton F Russell

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    51st Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 29, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Stone River, Tennessee, USA
Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.
Medal of Honor Recipient Milton F. Russell
Medal of Honor Recipient Milton F. Russell
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: North Salem, Hendricks County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 28, 1897
  • Born: September 25, 1836, Hendricks County, IN, United States
  • Died: July 2, 1908, Oakland, CA, United States
  • Buried: Odd Fellow Columbarium Cemetery, San Francisco, CA, United States

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