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First Sergeant

John Shilling

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Organization:    Company H, 3d Delaware Infantry
Entered Service:   Felton, Del.
Birth:   15 February 1832, England.
Date Medal Issued:   6 September 1864


Date of Action:   21 August 1864
Place of Action:   Weldon Railroad, Va.


Citation:
Capture of flag.
(more about this award below)
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US Army Medal of Honor, 1865
More about this award:   "...Finally, they settled in on the seige of Petersburg, Virginia. It was here, that Shilling's deed of valor came."

"The 3rd Delaware was assigned to Major General Warren's V Corps. Their assignment was to disrupt the Weldon Railroad which was supplying the Rebels in Petersburg. A battle ensued with the Rebels of General Hagood's brigade. During the battle, Union Captain Dennis Daily captured the flag of the 24th [North?] Carolina. Rebel General Hagood shot Captain Dailey and retrieved the flag. It was at this point, that Sergeant Shilling jumped out and captured a South Carolina battle flag."
(from Martin, Roger A., Delaware"s Medal of Honor Recipients)



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