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 William W. Burritt

William W. Burritt

Birth
Campbell, Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 18 Oct 1901 (aged 69–70)
Wadsworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 16, Row 5, Grave 7
Memorial ID 12033 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company G, 113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 27, 1863. His citation reads “Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire”. His Medal was issued on July 8, 1896. He was one of six 113th Illinois soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant John S. Darrough, Private Newton D. Gould, Sergeant James Henry, Corporal Elisha Johns, and Private Jacob C. Miller).

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William W. Burritt (1831–18 Oct 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12033, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .