Louis J. Magill

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Louis J. Magill
Second Lieutenan Louis J. Magill (c1896).png
Louis J. Magill (c1896)
Born (1871-01-31)January 31, 1871
Erie, Pennsylvania
Died February 20, 1921(1921-02-20) (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
Rank Colonel

Spanish–American War

Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal
USMC Officers at Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. (1896). Second Lieutenant Magill is fourth from the left.

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.

Secretary of the Navy citation[edit]


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.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  1. ^ "Louis Magill". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved August 4, 2009.