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Edwin Van Winkle

  • Birth 1839 Phelps, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1891 Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Lot 688, Rt 3
  • Memorial ID 6922884

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted on August 23, 1862 in Phelps, New York for service with Company C, 148th New York Infantry. He was appointed to Corporal on July 1, 1864. During action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia on September 29, 1864, Corporal Edward (Edwin) Parsons Van Winkle "took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns." For this "extraordinary heroism" he was awarded the Medal of Honor, issued April 6, 1865. Promoted to Sergeant on August 31, 1864, he mustered out with his company in Richmond, Virginia on June 22, 1865.

Bio by: Beth Painter

Gravesite Details First name variously listed as Edwin or Edward





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Van Winkle (1839–30 Jul 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6922884, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .