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Loyd Wheaton

Birthplace: Penfield, Michigan, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Loyd Wheaton

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Loyd Wheaton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with 8th Illinois Infantry, in action at Fort Blakely, Alabama. Lieutenant Colonel Wheaton led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 16, 1894

Action Date: April 9, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Division: 8th Illinois Infantry

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July 15, 1838
Penfield, Michigan, USA
September 17, 1918
Age 80
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA