Edward Hill (Medal of Honor) facts for kids
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April 13, 1835|
Liberty, New York
|Died||October 23, 1900(aged 65)|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Unit||Company K, 16th Michigan Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hill was born on April 13, 1835 in Liberty, New York.
On June 1, 1864, as the Captain of Company K, 16th Michigan Infantry during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Hill "led the brigade skirmish line in a desperate charge on the enemy's masked batteries to the muzzles of the guns, where he was severely wounded."
Hill survived and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 4, 1893.
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