|Clinton Albert Cilley|
|Born||February 16, 1837|
|Died||May 9, 1900(aged 63)|
|Place of birth||Rockingham County, New Hampshire|
|Place of death||North Carolina|
|Place of burial||Oakwood Cemetery Hickory (Catawba County), North Carolina|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry|
American Civil War|
*Battle of Chickamauga
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Other work||lawyer, judge, politician|
Clinton Albert Cilley (February 16, 1837 – May 9, 1900) was a North Carolina lawyer and judge, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions as an officer in the Union Army at the Battle of Chickamauga in the American Civil War.
A native of New Hampshire, Cilley moved to western North Carolina at the end of the Civil War and became regional administrator for the Freedmens Bureau. Although he was essentially a carpetbagger, Cilley became very popular as a lawyer in Lenoir, North Carolina, where he was elected one of the town's first mayors. He married Emma Harper, daughter of Congressman James C. Harper.
He died May 9, 1900 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery Hickory (Catawba County), North Carolina. His grave can be found in Section 2-E, Row 2.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Captain, Company C, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place and date: At Chickamauga, Ga., September 20, 1863. Entered service at: Wasioja, Minn. Birth: Rockingham County, N.H. Date of issue: June 12, 1895.
Seized the colors of a retreating regiment and led it into the thick of the attack.
- ↑ "Catawba County Museum of History". http://www.catawbahistory.org/catawba_county_museum_of_history.php. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Clinton A. Cilley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7817614. Retrieved 2008-12-29.
- "Clinton A. Cilley Papers". http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/c/Cilley,Clinton_A.. Retrieved September 29, 2010. [dead link]
- "Medal of Honor citation". http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1862_cwa/cilley.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Photo of Cilley's Grave". http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_af/cilley_clinton.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "U.S. Army Website". http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/rubin/medal/citations1.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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