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Samuel McConnell
Birth: Jun. 1, 1830
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1915
Nebraska, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company H, 119th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the Union assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama on April 9, 1865, Captain, Company H, 119th Illinois Infantry. His citation reads "While leading his company in an assault, Capt. McConnell braved an intense fire that mowed down his unit. Upon reaching the breastworks he found that he had only one member of his company with him, Pvt. Wagner. He was so close to an enemy gun that the blast knocked him down a ditch. Getting up, he entered the gun pit, the guncrew fleeing before him. About 30 paces away he saw a Confederate flag bearer and guard which he captured with the last shot in his pistol". His Medal was awarded to him on June 8, 1865. 
 
Burial:
Arborville Rural Cemetery
Arborville
York County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6404206
Samuel McConnell
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Samuel McConnell
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Samuel McConnell
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 1, 2017
Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016

- LRByrne
 Added: Nov. 1, 2015
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