(1835 - 1863)
Home State: Illinois
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 8th Illinois Cavalry
"Private William Medill [of the Chicago Dragoons] recruited the Fremont Dragoons which became Company G of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry." He was commissioned Captain on 18 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was promoted to Major on 10 September (to date from the 6th) and commanded the regiment in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was mortally wounded in action at Williamsport, MD on 6 July 1863. He was admitted to a hospital in Frederick, MD on 8 July but died there of complications from his wound on 16 July 1863.
References & notes
More on the Web
11/05/1835; Massillon, OH
7/16/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
1 Kooser, William, The Never-before-told Story of Barkers Dragoons, Illinois Heritage Magazine, 1999-09-01, pp. 17-21 [AotW citation 299]
2 State of Illinois, Adjutant General, and J.N Reece, Brig. Gen, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1861-66), 9 volumes, Springfield: Journal Company, Printers and Binders (State Printer), 1900-1902, Vol. 8, pp. 105, 128 [AotW citation 25308]