CHURCHILL, SAMUEL J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company G, 2d Illinois Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Nashville, Tenn., 15 December 1864. Entered service at: DeKalb County, Ill.

Birth:   Rutland County, Vt.

Date of issue:   20 January 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)