of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Brown, Wilson W.
Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place
and date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Wood County,
Ohio. Born: 25 December 1837, Logan County, Ohio.
Date of Issue: September 1863.
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by
direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy
territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the
bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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