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William Tilton
Born October 27, 1834
Died March 8, 1910
Place of birth St. Albans, Vermont
Buried at Enfield, New Hampshire
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit New Hampshire Company C, 7th New Hampshire Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

William Tilton (October 27, 1834 - March 8, 1910) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Tilton received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Tilton's medal was won for his 'gallant conduct in the field' during the Richmond campaign during 1864.[1] He was honored with the award on February 20, 1884.[2]

Tilton was born in St. Albans, Vermont, and entered service in Hanover. He was buried in Enfield, New Hampshire.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Tilton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1864, while serving with Company C, 7th New Hampshire Infantry, in action at Richmond Campaign, Virginia, for gallant conduct in the field.[1]

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