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Josephus Samuel Cecil

  • Birth 12 Jan 1878 New River, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 20 Aug 1940 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 5, Lot 5718
  • Memorial ID 6162723

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born at New River, Tennessee. He had first served his country in Company H of the 4th Tennessee Infantry, as a Private, then Corporal, finally reaching the rank of Sergeant. He was a part of the 4th Tenneessee from July 8, 1898, to May 6, 1899. He then was transferred as a Second Lieutenant to the 19th United States Infantry, that same month. He earned the CMOH while serving as a First Lieutenant in the 19th United States Infantry, during the Philippine Insurrection at Bud-Dajo, Jole, Philippines, on March 7, 1906. His citation reads: While at the head of the column about to assault the first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered position a wounded man and the body of one who was killed beside him. Although his citation states his name as Josephus S. Cecil, his stone bears the name Joseph Samuel Cecil.

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  • Added: 7 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6162723
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