|Winthrop D. Putnam|
|Born||September 18, 1837|
|Died||January 15, 1907|
|Place of birth||Southbridge, Massachusetts|
|Buried at||Wood National Cemetery Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company A, 77th Illinois Infantry|
Battle of Vicksburg|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Winthrop D. Putnam (September 18, 1837 - January 15, 1907) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Putnam received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Putnam's medal was won for his actions at the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 2, 1863. He was honored with the award on April 4, 1898.
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 Corporal Winthrop D. Putnam, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 77th Illinois Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Corporal Putnam carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Winthrop D. Putnam". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3409. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "Civil War (M-P) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_mr.html#PUTNAM. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
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