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Carlos W. Colby

  • Birth 15 May 1837 Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 19 May 1922 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 8089964

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company G, 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 15 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8089964
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlos W. Colby (15 May 1837–19 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8089964, citing Cress Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .