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Wells H. Blodgett

Date of birth: January 29, 1839
Date of death: May 08, 1929
Burial location: St. Louis, Missouri
Place of Birth: Illinois, Downer's Grove
Home of record: Chicago Illinois


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 (Infantry) Wells H. Blodgett, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 September 1862, while serving with Company D, 37th Illinois Infantry, in action at Newtonia, Missouri. With a single orderly, First Lieutenant Blodgett captured an armed picket of eight men and marched them in prisoners.

General Orders: Date of Issue: February 15, 1894

Action Date: September 30, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company D

Division: 37th Illinois Infantry