Louis J. Magill
|Louis J. Magill|
Louis J. Magill (c1896)
January 31, 1871|
|Died||February 20, 1921(aged 50)|
|Place of burial||West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1893—1921|
|Awards||Marine Corps Brevet Medal|
Louis John Magill (January 31, 1871 – February 20, 1921) was an American officer born in Erie, Pennsylvania and serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who was one of 23 Marine Corps officers approved to receive the Marine Corps Brevet Medal for bravery, but died before it could be presented.
- The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Second Lieutenant Louis John Magill, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for good judgment and gallantry in battle while serving with the First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 13 June 1898. On 10 August 1898, Second Lieutenant Magill is appointed First Lieutenant and Captain, by brevet, to take rank from 13 June 1898.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
- John E. Lelle SgtMaj. USMC (Ret) (1988). The Brevet Medal. Quest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-915779-02-1.
- "Marine Corps Officers: 1798 to 1900". Naval Historical Center. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Edward S. Haynes (May 1972). "The United States Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Its Recipients". The Collector. 23 (5).