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Russell C. Elliott

Date of birth: 1842
Date of death: October 23, 1898
Burial location: Everett, Massachusetts
Place of Birth: New Hampshire, Concord
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


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 Sergeant Russell C. Elliott, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 April 1864, while serving with Company B, 3d Massachusetts Cavalry, in action at Natchitoches, Louisiana. Seeing a Confederate officer in advance of his command, Sergeant Elliott charged on him alone and unaided and captured him.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 20, 1896

Action Date: April 19, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Division: 3d Massachusetts Cavalry