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PVT Samuel Slavens
Birth: Mar. 18, 1831
Death: Jun. 18, 1862

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company E, 33rd Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on July 28, 1883. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Charles Slavens (1796 - 1871)
  Margaret McClure Slavens (1800 - 1885)
  Rachel Taylor Slavens (1838 - 1907)
  John Oscar Slavens Smith (1858 - 1932)*
  Charles William Slavens (1859 - 1917)*
  Samuel Slavens (1823 - 1827)*
  Nancy Slavens Gilliland (1827 - 1887)*
  Samuel Slavens (1831 - 1862)
  Reuben Slavens (1832 - 1899)*
  Jacob W. Slavens (1838 - 1873)*
  Charles Stewart Slavens (1842 - 1847)*
  Charles C. Slavens (1848 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Hanged by Confederate Army
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section H #11176
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11580
PVT Samuel Slavens
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
PVT Samuel Slavens
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PVT Samuel Slavens
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Hanged as a spy; received award posthumously
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
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