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

William Wallace Burritt

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    113th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 27, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 8, 1896
  • Born: 1831, Campbell, Steuben County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 18, 1901, Wadsworth, KS, United States
  • Buried: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (MH) (16-5-7), Fort Leavenworth, KS, United States

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