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

Samuel Joseph Churchill

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    2d Illinois Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 15, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
When the fire of the enemy's batteries compelled the men of his detachment for a short time to seek shelter, he stood manfully at his post and for some minutes worked his gun alone.
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel J. Churchill
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel J. Churchill
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 20, 1897
  • Born: November 1, 1842, Rutland, Rutland County, VT, United States
  • Died: June 3, 1932, Lawrence, KS, United States
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (MH) (7-222) , Lawrence, KS, United States

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