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 Samuel Joseph Churchill

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Samuel Joseph Churchill Famous memorial

Birth
Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 3 Jun 1932 (aged 89)
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 7, Grave 222
Memorial ID 6403309 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War in Company G, 2nd Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery, being mustered in as a Corporal on September 5, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864, with his citation reading "When the fire of the enemy's batteries compelled the men of his detachment for a short time to seek shelter, he stood manfully at his post and for some minutes worked his gun alone". He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, and was honorably mustered out on September 4, 1865. He was awarded his Medal on January 20, 1897.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 9 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6403309
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6403309/samuel-joseph-churchill : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Joseph Churchill (1 Nov 1842–3 Jun 1932), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6403309, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .