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

Walter G. Morrill

Details
  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    20th Maine Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 7, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Rappahannock Station, Virginia, USA
Citation
Learning that an assault was to be made upon the enemy's works by other troops, this officer voluntarily joined the storming party with about 50 men of his regiment, and by his dash and gallantry rendered effective service in the assault.
Medal of Honor Recipient Walter G. Morrill
Medal of Honor Recipient Walter G. Morrill
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brownville, Piscataquis County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1898
  • Born: November 30, 1840, Williamsburg, ME, United States
  • Died: March 3, 1935
  • Buried: Village Cemetery (MH), Pittsfield, ME, United States
  • Location of Medal: Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME
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