George Merrill
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Born: February 11, 1847(1847-02-11)
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Died: August 29, 1925 (aged 78)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Private
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Unit: Company I, 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry
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Battles: American Civil War
 • Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Awards: Medal of Honor
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George Merrill (February 11, 1847 – August 29, 1925) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865.

Military service[edit | edit source]

Merrill volunteered for service in the Union Army and was assigned to Company I of the 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

On January 15, 1865, the North Carolina Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher was taken by a combined Union storming party of sailors, marines, and soldiers under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter and General Alfred Terry.

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private George Merrill, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 January 1865, while serving with Company I, 142d New York Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Private Merrill voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 28, 1914

Action Date: January 15, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company I

Division: 142nd New York Infantry

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