William W. Cranston

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William W. Cranston
Born (1838-11-20)November 20, 1838
Woodstock, Ohio
Died December 7, 1907(1907-12-07) (aged 69)
Buried Oakwood Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Ohio 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.[1][2]


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.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

One of a party of 4 who voluntarily brought in a wounded Confederate officer from within the enemy's line in the face of a constant fire.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "William W. Cranston". Retrieved 2 November 2013.