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William Chrisman

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.

Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company I, 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravert at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads simply "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." His Medal was awarded to him on August 15, 1894, 31 years after his bravery. He was one of ten 83rd Indiana soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Clinton L. Armstrong, Private Thomas A. Blasdel, Private John W. Conaway, Private Joseph Frantz, Private David H. Helms, Private Jacob H. Overturf, Private Reuben Smalley, Private William Steinmetz and Private Frank Stolz). (bio by: Russ Dodge)





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