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Birthplace: Rockingham County, NH.
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About Clinton Albert Cilley

Clinton Albert Cilley (February 16, 1837 – May 9, 1900) was a North Carolina lawyer and judge, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions as an officer in the Union Army at the Battle of Chickamauga in the American Civil War.

A native of New Hampshire, Cilley moved to western North Carolina at the end of the Civil War and became regional administrator for the Freedmens Bureau. Although he was essentially a carpetbagger, Cilley became very popular as a lawyer in Lenoir, North Carolina, where he was elected one of the town's first mayors. He married Emma Harper, daughter of Congressman James C. Harper.

He died May 9, 1900 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery Hickory (Catawba County), North Carolina.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_A._Cilley

Clinton A. Cilley was serving as a Captain in Company C, 2d Minnesota Infantry in the Union Army at the Battle of Chickamauga, GA, (September 19-20, 1863) when he earned the Medal of Honor. The Citation reads “Seized the colors of a retreating regiment and led it into the thick of the attack.” He was subsequently promoted to Brevet Colonel in the Union Army. He is the second Compatriot Medal of Honor from that campaign. The other is Horace Porter. Colonel Cilley was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 12, 1895.


Clinton A. Cilley moved to Lenoir and Hickory in western North Carolina at the end of the Civil War and became regional administrator for the Freedmen’s Bureau. Clinton Cilley became very popular as a lawyer in Lenoir, NC, where he was elected one of the town's first mayors. He later became a judge and a politician. Clinton Cilley married Emma Harper, daughter of James C. Harper, former member of the NC House of Representative, and then was later elected himself to the House of Representatives of the 42nd US Congress.


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Capt. Clinton A. Cilley, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1837
February 16, 1837
Rockingham County, NH.
1870
1870
Age 32
1872
1872
Age 34
1874
1874
Age 36
1900
May 9, 1900
Age 63
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Oakwood Cemetery Hickory (Catawba County), NC