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

Samuel S French

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    7th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 31, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fair Oaks, Virginia, USA
Continued fighting, although wounded, until he fainted from loss of blood.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Gifford, Tuscola County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 24, 1895
  • Born: April 23, 1841, Erie County, NY, United States
  • Died: February 17, 1913, Gilford, MI, United States
  • Buried: Gilford Township Cemetery, Gilford, MI, United States

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