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 William Wallace Cranston

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William Wallace Cranston

  • Birth 20 Nov 1838 Woodstock, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 7 Dec 1907 Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 6403874

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Woodstock, Ohio, he served as a Private in Company A, of the 66th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863, Private Cranston with four other comrades voluntarily went out to the enemy's line under heavy fire and brought in a wounded Confederate officer. For extraordinary valor, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 15, 1892. He remained in the 66th Ohio Infantry for the rest of the war and rose to the rank of Captain. After the war, he moved to Kansas and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from the 28th District, serving (1889-91). He died at the age 66 in Parsons, Kansas.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 9 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6403874
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Cranston (20 Nov 1838–7 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6403874, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .