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 Samuel Robertson

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Samuel Robertson

Birth
Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Jun 1862 (aged 19)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section H, Site 11177
Memorial ID 11577 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as Private in Company G, 33rd Ohio Infantry and a member of the Andrews Raiders. 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 in September 1863.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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MEDAL OF HONOR
CO G
33 OHIO INF

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 8 Aug 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11577
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11577/samuel-robertson : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Robertson (1 May 1843–18 Jun 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11577, citing Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .