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Walter G. Morrill (1840-1935) of Williamsburg was 20 when he enlisted as a sergeant in Co. A of the 6th Maine Infantry. On Oct. 8, 1862 he received a commission as a lieutenant in Co. B of the 20th Maine Infantry, and on July 1, 1863 was promoted to captain and commander of the company. He became a full lieutenant colonel on March 13, 1865.
Morrill won a Medal of Honor at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 1863 for leading his 20th Maine troops, without orders to do so, to support the 6th Maine in its attack.
About This Item
- Title: Capt. Walter G. Morrill, 20th Maine, ca. 1863
- Creator: C. L. Marston, Bangor
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1927
- Collection: 20th Maine Regiment officers photograph album
- Object Type: Image
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