MERRILL, AUGUSTUS - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company B, 1st Maine Veteran Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Lyndon, Maine.

Birth:   Byron, Maine.

Date of issue:   23 October 1891.

Citation:   With 6 men, captured 69 Confederate prisoners and recaptured several soldiers who had fallen into the enemy's hands.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)