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Loyd Wheaton-Rockford, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 42° 17.376 W 089° 04.656
16T E 328716 N 4684021
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Fort Blakely, AL on April 9, 1865. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, IL in Section 11.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2019 5:48:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
He was born on July 15, 1838 in Pennfield, MI and died on September 17, 1918 in Chicago, IL. He attained the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: WHEATON, LOYD
• Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Illinois Infantry
• Place and date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865
• Entered service at: Illinois
• Date of issue: 16 January 1894
Citation: Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.
Armed Service: Army

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