Samuel S. French

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Samuel S. French
Born (1841-04-23)April 23, 1841
Erie County, New York
Died March 17, 1913(1913-03-17) (aged 71)
Gilford, Michigan
Buried Gilford Cemetery, Michigan
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Michigan Company E, 7th Michigan Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Seven Pines
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Samuel S. French (April 23, 1841 to February 17, 1913) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. French received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia on 31 May 1862. He was honored with the award on 24 October 1895.[1][2][3]


French was born in Erie County, New York on 23 April 1841. He enlisted into the 7th Michigan Infantry. He died on 17 February 1913 and his remains are interred at the Gilford Cemetery in Michigan.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Continued fighting, although wounded, until he fainted from loss of blood.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Samuel S. French". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013.