Edwin M. Truell (Medal of Honor Recipient)

© Photographed June 12, 2015
 Mauston, Jueanu County, Wisconsin
43.79665,-90.075131

EDWIN M. TRUELL
Lynoon, Wisconsin, Juneau County - Served in the Civil
War as a private in Company E, 12th Wisconsin Volunteer
Infantry.

The only recipient of the Medal of Honor to enter service
from Juneau County, awarded to him on March 11, 1870 for
gallantry in action during a battle on July 21, 1864 near
Atlanta, Georgia after which he was promoted to brevet
First Lieutenant.

Truell died in 1907 and is buried in the Arlington
National Cemetery.

The  memorial is located on the grounds of the Juneau County Courthouse on eastbound East State Street / U.S. 12, Wisconsin Highway 16 / 58, County Highway G, between Oak Street (to the west) and Hickory Street (to the east), Mauston, Wisconsin 53948.

NOTE: This street is VERY busy -- with transport trucks, construction vehicles, and just a lot of traffic. Had to be very careful, as drivers were loathe to recognize a pedestrian in their midst.

Photo of Truell's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. 

See also, Juneau County Veterans Memorial, John T. Patterson (Medal of Honor Recipient), and WRL-95: Orland S. Loomis (1893-1942), also at this location.

 The Truell memorial is on the right.



The memorial is in front of the Juneau County Courthouse.

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