William W. Cranston
|William W. Cranston|
November 20, 1838|
|Died||December 7, 1907
|Buried at||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Private William Wallace Cranston (November 20, 1838 to December 7, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Cranston received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia on 2 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 15 December 1892.
Cranston was born in Woodstock, Ohio on 20 November 1838. He enlisted into the 66th Ohio Infantry. He died on 7 December 1907 and his remains are interred at the Oakwood Cemetery.