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William W. Burritt
Born 1831
Died October 18, 1901
Place of birth Campbell, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit Illinois Company G, 113th Illinois Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private William W. Burritt (1831 to October 18, 1901) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Burritt received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Vicksburg in Mississippi on 27 April 1863. He was honored with the award on 8 July 1896.[1][2]


Burritt was born in Campbell, New York in 1831 and enlisted into the 113th Illinois Infantry at Chicago, Illinois. He died on 18 October 1901 and his remains are interred at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Kansas.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire.[1][2]

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