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William W. Burritt
Birth: 1831
Campbell
Steuben County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1901
Wadsworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company G, 113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 27, 1863. His citation reads “Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire”. His Medal was issued on July 8, 1896. He was one of six 113th Illinois soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant John S. Darrough, Private Newton D. Gould, Sergeant James Henry, Corporal Elisha Johns, and Private Jacob C. Miller). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 16, Row 5, Grave 7
GPS (lat/lon): 39.27541, -94.88568
 
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Record added: Aug 31, 2000
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William W. Burritt
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- Steve Perry
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015
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- Marais des Cygnes Chapter NSDAR-Paola, KS
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