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Williston, Edward Bancroft


Age: 0, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 2nd US ARTY, USV
Service: comn 2LT, 2nd US ARTY, 8/5/61, pr 1LT, 9/27/61, Bvt CPT, 5/3/63, gallant and meritorious services, Salem Heights; Bvt MAJ, 7/3/63, Gettysburg; Bvt LTC, 9/19/64, Winchester; Bvt COL, 3/13/65, during the war, pr CPT, 3/8/65, pr MAJ, 3rd US ARTY, 3/22/85, pr LTC, 2/12/95, pr COL, 6th US ARTY, 3/8/98, pr BGen, USV 3/4/98, disch 6/12/99, ret 7/15/1900, pr BGen 4/23/1904 (Medal of Honor) [College: NU 56]

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Birth: 07/15/1836, Norwich, VT
Death: 04/24/1920

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 01/0422
Gravestone photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 5845729


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Florence C., 5/10/1920, OR
Portrait?: Norwich University
College?: NU 56
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Edward Bancroft Williston

Rank and Organization: 1st Lieut., 2nd U.S. Artillery.
Place and date: Trevilian Station, VA, 12 Jul 1864.
Entered service at: San Francisco, CA.
Born: 15 July 1836, Norwich.
Date of Issue: 6 Apr 1892.
Died: 24 Apr 1920
Buried: National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. (1-422)
Citation: Distinguished gallantry in action at Trevillian Station, Virginia, June 2, 1864.

NARA File Number: 20120-PRD-1891.