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.