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William Houlton
Birth: 1837
Death: Feb. 13, 1918

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as Commissary Sergeant of the 1st West Virginia Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag". His Medal was awarded to him on May 3, 1865. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Lieutenant Wilmon W. Blackmar, Captain Hugh P. Boon, Sergeant Richard Boury, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth L. Wilcox Houlton (1845 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  George C. Houlton (1876 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Abilene Cemetery
Abilene
Dickinson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 7, Lot 170, Space 1
GPS (lat/lon): 38.93457, -97.2216
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Apr 29, 2002
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