Clinton A. Cilley
Served in the UNION ARMY during the CIVIL WAR for the State of Minnesota. Medal of Honor recipient.
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Medal of Honor
1895 | Tennesse
St. Paul daily globe., June 07, 1895, Image 1
CAPT. CILLY'S HEROISM.
Member of the Second Minnesota Infantry Granted a Medal of Honor.
WASHINGTON, June 6.— The war department has granted a medal of honor to Capt. Clinton A. Cilly, of the Second Minnesota volunteer infantry, now a resident of Hickory, NC on Sept. 20, 1863, on the field of Chickamauga, Capt. Cllly saw a regiment not his own leaving the line of battle. He dashed after it, seized the colors, and rode back into the battle, followed by the regiment, which from that time did effective service.
1862-1865 | Minnesota
Clinton Cilley enlistment on 26 Jun 1861 at Sasioja, Minnesota as a volenteer for the Union for the state of Minnesota
He enlisted as a Sergeant Major on 26 June 1861 in Company S, 2nd Infantry Regiment Minnesota. He was Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 21 Dec 1861, then Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 16 May 1862, then Promoted to Full Captain on 10 Jul 1862. He was Discharged for promotion Company S, 2nd Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 14 Jul 1864.
He was Commission in Adjutant Genl Dept Regiment U.S. Volunteers on 14 Jul 1864, Promoted to Full Captain (Captain & Asst Adjutant General) on 14 Jul 1864. Promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel (For Franklin, TN) on 13 Mar 1865, then Promoted to Brevet Colonel (For Nashville, TN) on 13 Mar 1865, then Promoted to Full Major on 21 Mar 1865.
He Mustered Out Adjutant Genl Dept Regiment U.S. Volunteers on 1 Sep 1866.
1900 | North Carolina
The Washington weekly post., May 15, 1900, Page 3
Col. Clinton A Cilley Dead
Special to the Post - Raleigh N C., May 9 - Col Clinton A ACilley died I today Hickory, his home after a long illness. He was a native of Vermont and an honor graduate of Harvard. He served in the Federal army during the entire civil war and later while on duty in North Carolina endeared him himself to the people. He was by profession a lawyer and was under the provisional government a Superior Court judge. He was an accomplished writer. He married a daughter of the late Col. James C Harper, of Caldwell County.