Churchill, Samuel Joseph
Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/01/1842, Rutland, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS
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|This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor|
Samuel Joseph Churchill
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Co. G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery.
Place and date: Nashville, Tenn., 15 Dec 1864.
Entered service at: DeKalb County, Ill.
Born: Rutland, 1 Nov 1842.
Died: 3 Jun 1932.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS
Date of Issue: 20 Jan 1897.
Citation: 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.
See also: Beyer and Keydel, 466.
NARA File Number: R&P 465036.
See also Samuel Churchill's heroics 150 years ago.
(Courtesy of Marianne Gradziel)