Edwin M. Truell


The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, took pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Edwin M. Truell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 21 July 1864, while serving with Company E, 12th Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Atlanta, Georgia. Although severely wounded in a charge, Private Truell remained with the regiment until again severely wounded, losing his leg.