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PVT Samuel Slavens

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PVT Samuel Slavens

  • Birth 18 Mar 1831 Pike County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 18 Jun 1862 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Section H #11176
  • Memorial ID 11580

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Samuel Slavens (18 Mar 1831–18 Jun 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11580, citing Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .