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William Wallace Cranston

Date of birth: November 20, 1838
Date of death: December 07, 1907
Burial location: Parsons, Kansas
Place of Birth: Ohio, Woodstock
Home of record: Urbana Ohio


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 Private William Wallace Cranston, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry, in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Private Cranston was one of a party of four who voluntarily brought in a wounded Confederate officer from within the enemy's line in the face of a constant fire.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 15, 1892

Action Date: May 2, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company A

Division: 66th Ohio Infantry