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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 Antietam

"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 & 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






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