Walter Goodale Morrill

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Walter Goodale Morrill
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Walter G. Morrill
Born (1840-11-13)November 13, 1840
Williamsburg, Maine, U.S.
Died March 3, 1935(1935-03-03) (aged 94)
Pittsfield, Maine, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Union army lt col rank insignia.jpg Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Maine 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Maine 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Second Battle of Rappahannock Station
Awards Medal of Honor

Walter Goodale Morrill (November 13, 1840 – March 3, 1935) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station.

Morrill was raised in Williamsburg, Maine. In 1861 the age of 20, he enlisted as a sergeant in Company A, 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. A year later he was commissioned as an officer in Company B, 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was promoted several times, ultimately to lieutenant colonel. He mustered out on June 4, 1865.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Data Systems, American Civil War Soldiers (Electronic database at http://www.ancestry.com).
  2. ^ Maine Cavalry (1897). The Maine bugle, Volumes 4-5. Main association.