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Samuel Joseph Churchill
Birth: Nov. 1, 1842
Hubbardton
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1932
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War in Company G, 2nd Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery, being mustered in as a Corporal on September 5, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1864, with his citation reading "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". He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, and was honorably mustered out on September 4, 1865. He was awarded his Medal on January 20, 1897. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Sumner Churchill (1800 - 1845)
  Mary Richardson Churchill (1809 - 1862)
 
 Spouses:
  Adelia Augusty Holmes Churchill (1844 - 1877)*
  Louana A. Grant Churchill (1844 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Holmes Churchill (1868 - 1891)*
  May Churchill Sloan (1868 - 1947)*
  Stella Maude Churchill (1870 - 1870)*
  Estella Maud Churchill (1870 - 1870)*
  Lena Blanche Churchill (1874 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Richardson Churchill Broughton (1820 - 1860)*
  Elizabeth Churchill Ward (1822 - 1859)*
  John Bower Preston Churchill (1824 - 1844)*
  Sylvia Churchill Holmes (1826 - 1894)*
  Louisa Churchill Ward (1828 - 1909)*
  Alzina Maria Churchill Knapp (1830 - 1909)*
  Sarah Lucinda Churchill Pearson (1832 - 1921)*
  Caroline Cook Churchill Broughton (1838 - 1871)*
  Roxana A. Churchill Kinney (1841 - 1866)*
  Samuel Joseph Churchill (1842 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 7, Grave 222
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6403309
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 3, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015

- Cate Daley
 Added: May. 20, 2015
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