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Edwin M. Truell
Born (1841-08-19)August 19, 1841
Died October 12, 1907(1907-10-12) (aged 66)
Place of birth Lowell, Massachusetts
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Edwin M. Truell (August 19, 1841 – October 12, 1907) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor.

Truell was born on August 19, 1841, in Lowell, Massachusetts. His official residence was listed as Mauston, Wisconsin.[1] He died on October 12, 1907, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

His award citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism on 21 July 1864, while serving with Company E, 12th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Atlanta, Georgia. Although severely wounded in a charge, Private Truell remained with the regiment until again severely wounded, losing his leg.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Edwin M. Truell". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=778. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  2. "Edwin M. Truell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7900466. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 

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