Oliver Colwell

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Oliver Colwell
Born 1834
Champaign County, Ohio
Died October 12, 1862
Buried at Woodstock Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Ohio Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Nashville
Awards Medal of Honor

First Lieutenant Oliver Colwell (1834 to October 12, 1862) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Colwell received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Nashville in Tennessee on 16 December 1864. He was honored with the award on 24 February 1865.[1][2][3]


Colwell was born in Champaign County, Ohio in 1834. He enlisted into the 95th Ohio Infantry. He died on 12 October 1862 and his remains are interred at the Woodstock Cemetery in Ohio.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of enemy flag.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Oliver Colwell". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013.