of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BURRITT, WILLIAM W.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company G, 113th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 27 April 1863. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth:
Campbell, N.Y. Date of Issue: 8 July 1896.
Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the
batteries under a heavy fire.
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