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

Winthrop D Putnam

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Compant A,
    77th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Citation
Carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 4, 1898
  • Born: September 18, 1837, Southbridge, Worcester County, MA, United States
  • Died: January 15, 1907, Wood, WI, United States
  • Buried: Wood National Cemetery (MH) (16-109), Milwaukee, WI, United States
 

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