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

William Herbert Withington

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    1st Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Withington
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Withington
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 7, 1895
  • Born: February 1, 1835, Dorchester, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: June 27, 1903, Jackson, MI, United States
  • Buried: Mount Evergreen Cemetery (MH) (C-45), Jackson, MI, United States
  • Location of Medal: Michigan Heroes Museum, Frankenmuth, MI

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