FULL STANDING CDV OF MOH RECIPIENT SGT. FRANCIS MCMILLEN, 110TH OHIO INFANTRY

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Image shows McMillen standing in military 9-button frock holding kepi. Sergeant stripes are visible on sleeves. Image is a little light but clear. Reverse has an ink label pasted on, “medal of honor for capturing a flag in front of Petersburg April 2d ’65.” Modern collector’s notes in pencil.

Francis McMillen enlisted on August 15, 1862 at Piqua, OH as a Sergeant in Company “C” of the 110th Ohio Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing a Confederate flag on April 2, 1865. He was promoted to Sergeant Major on May 2, 1865 and mustered out on June 25. McMillen died on March 8, 1913 in Dayton, Ohio and buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington Courthouse, OH.

The 110th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Piqua in Piqua, Ohio and mustered in for three years service on October 3, 1862. The regiment joined the Army of the Potomac and fought its first major engagement at Winchester in June of 1863. The regiment was involved in all of the fighting in Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign and in the Siege of Petersburg. The regiment lost a total of 230 men during service; 10 officers and 107 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 111 enlisted men died of disease.  [jet]

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