Tuesday, September 3, 2013


















Obverse:
CHURCHILL

ADELIA A.
Wife of S.J. Churchill
Born Feb. 5, 1844, Died Mar. 31, 1877

LOUANA GRANT CHURCHILL
Born Feb. 26, 1844, Died June 18, 1914

SAMUEL JOSEPH CHURCHILL
Nov. 1, 1842 - June 3, 1932

GAR
IOOF

Reverse:
Son & Daughter of S.J. & A.A. Churchill
FRANK H.
Born Sept. 28, 1869, Died Jan. 18, 1881.
LENA B.
Born Oct. 12, 1874, Died July 8, 1898.
ESTELLE M.
Born Feb. 26, 1870, Died Aug. 9, 1870.

Corporal Samuel J. Churchill served during the Civil War and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1897 for his bravery in the Battle of Nashville on December 15, 1864. His citation reads: "When the fire of the enemy's batteries compelled the men of his detachment for a short time to seek shelter, he stood manfully at his post and for some minutes worked his gun alone."


SAMUEL J. CHURCHILL
MEDAL OF HONOR

CPL CO. G. 2 ILL LT ARTY
CIVIL WAR
NOV 1 1842       JUN 3 1932


G. A. R.
Corp. Samuel J. Churchill
CO.G 2nd ILL. LIGHT ARTILLERY

Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas

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