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Orlando Bolivar Willcox

  • Also Known As: Wilcox, Orlando Bolivar
  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Led repeated charges until wounded and taken prisoner.
Medal of Honor Recipient Orlando B. Willcox
Medal of Honor Recipient Orlando B. Willcox
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 2, 1895
  • Born: April 26, 1823, Detroit, Wayne County, MI, United States
  • Died: May 10, 1907, Coburg, Ontario, Canada
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (1-18), Arlington, VA, United States

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