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b. 29/01/1837 Apple Creek, Ohio.  d. 26/09/1916 Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/1862 Big Shanty, Georgia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Private, Company E, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and date. Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Farmer Center, Defiance County, Ohio. Date of issue: September 1863.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAKWOOD CEMETERY, STRYKER, OHIO.

Lot 499, Block A, Grave 4

William J Knight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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