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

Richard Willis Dewitt

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    47th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 10, 1894
  • Born: June 25, 1838, Butler County, OH, United States
  • Died: September 16, 1909, Terre Haute, IN, United States
  • Buried: Oxford Cemetery (51-22), Oxford, OH, United States

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