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Churchill, Samuel Joseph
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 2nd IL ARTY
Service: 2nd IL ARTY, Co. G. (Medal of Honor)

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VITALS
Birth: 11/01/1842, Rutland, VT
Death: 06/03/1932

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Morfe
Findagrave Memorial #: 6403309
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS

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Medal of Honor
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.

Portrait

Portrait

(Courtesy of Marianne Gradziel)

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See also: Beyer and Keydel, 466.

NARA File Number: R&P 465036.

See also Samuel Churchill's heroics 150 years ago.