|Welis H. Blodgett|
|Born||January 29, 1839|
|Died||May 8, 1929(aged 90)|
|Place of death||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company D, 37th Illinois Infantry|
|Battles/wars||First Battle of Newtonia|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
First Lieutenant Welis H. Blodgett (January 29, 1839 to May 8, 1929) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Blodgett received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the First Battle of Newtonia in Missouri on 30 September 1862. He was honored with the award on 15 February 1894.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Blodgett was born in Downer's Grove, Illinois on January 29, 1839. He joined the Union army in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 8 May 1929.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in prisoners.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Wells A. Blodgett". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3101.
- "U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipients". http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyMedalofHonorRecipients.aspx. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
- "First Lieutenant Welis H. Blodgett". http://medal-of-honor.findthedata.org/l/103/Blodgett. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
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