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John Schiller

  • Original Name Schilling
  • Birth 7 Mar 1830 Hessen, Germany
  • Death 3 Jun 1926 Queens County, New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 5, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 5616878

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany on March 7, 1830, he served as a Private in Company E, 158th New York Volunteer Infantry. In the Battle of Chapin's Farm, Virginia, September 29, 1864, Private Schiller led an advance into the ditches in which the Confederate forces were entrenched. For extreme bravery, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Edward Cole
  • Added: 16 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5616878
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Schiller (7 Mar 1830–3 Jun 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5616878, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .