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b. 03/07/1830 Milton, Pennsylvania.  d. 07/05/1900 Joliet, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he moved to Gardner, Illinois in 1846 with his family. He became a teacher, and resided in Missouri when the Civil War started. He returned to Gardner to enlist in the Union Army, and was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company D, 127th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1862. Promoted to 1st Sergeant on March 10, 1863, he participated in the Spring-Summer 1863 Vicksburg Campaign, where he was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in combat on May 22, 1863.

 

He would go on fight in the 1864 campaign to capture Atlanta, Georgia, and was shot in the left foot on August 3, 1864, which was permanently crippled. After a long convalescence he was honorably discharged due to disability on March 10, 1865. After the war he returned to Illinois, where he entered the Baptist ministry, and spent time as a missionary in Texas and in the Indian Territory. He was awarded the Medal on July 9, 1894, thirty one years after his brave act.

 

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Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ABRAHAM LINCOLN NATIONAL CEMETERY, ELWOOD, ILLINOIS.

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Theodore Hyatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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