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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 02/04/1829 ?  d. 20/08/1920 Dayton, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/05/1863 Champion Hill (Baker's Creek), Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was commissioned as a Captain on August 21, 1861 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio and mustered out on November 14, 1864 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After the war, he was employed as a salesman. He was living in the National Military Home in Ohio when he died.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Extraordinary heroism on 16 May 1863, while serving with Company F, 56th Ohio Infantry, in action at Champion Hill (Baker's Creek), Mississippi. Having been badly wounded in the breast and captured, Captain Wilhelm made a prisoner of his captor and brought him into camp."

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENVILLE CEMETERY, GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

Old Cemetery Section, Lot 194, South 1/2 of Sections 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Grave 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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George Wilhelm

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