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Oliver Colwell

Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: October 12, 1862
Burial location: Woodstock, Ohio
Place of Birth: Ohio, Champaign County
Home of record: Columbus Ohio
Status: POW


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Oliver Colwell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 December 1864, while serving with Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry, in action at Nashville, Tennessee, for capture of flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: February 24, 1865

Action Date: December 16, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company G

Division: 95th Ohio Infantry