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W. H. Medill
W. H. Medill

Federal (USA)


William H Medill

(1835 - 1863)
Home State: Illinois
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
"Private William Medill [of the Chicago Dragoons] recruited the Fremont Dragoons which became Company G of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry. Captain Medill was promoted Major in the Eighth Illinois Cavalry on September 10, 1862. He was mortally wounded in the battle of Williamsport, Maryland, and died July 16, 1863, at the age of twenty-seven." 1

References, Sources, and other notes:
Major Medill was the brother of Joseph Medill, Editor and Publisher of the Chicago Tribune.1

More on the Web:
An 1861 photograph, excerpted above, is from the War Library and Museum of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Meade Album), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (copy from Kooser).1

Death Date: 7/16/1863    


1   Kooser, William, The Never-before-told Story of Barkers Dragoons, Illinois Heritage Magazine, 1999-09-01, pp. 17-21  [AotW citation 299]

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