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

William Henry harrison Reddick

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    33d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Reddick
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Reddick
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 25, 1863
    Washington, D.C., presented by Sec. of War Stanton
  • Born: September 18, 1840, Locust Grove, Adams County, OH, United States
  • Died: November 8, 1903, Letts, IA, United States
  • Buried: Lettsville Cemetery (MH) (1st-36), Letts, IA, United States

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