Blackmar, Wilmon Whilldin, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1862-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1865


First Lieutenant (Cavalry)

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Blackmar, Wilmon Whilldin (MOH), 1LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Boise, Idaho

Date of Passing
Jul 16, 1905
Location of Interment
Cedar Grove Cemetery - Dorchester, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Prospect Avenue, Section 10, Lot 52, Grave 6

 Official Badges 

Grand Army of the Republic Badge

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Grand Army of the RepublicCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1865, Grand Army of the Republic
  1897, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Lieutenant in Company H, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Five Forks, Virgina on April 1, 1865. His citation reads simply "At a critical stage of the battle, without orders, led a successful advance upon the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on October 23, 1897. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Captain Hugh P. Boon, Sergeant Richard Boury, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Commissary Sergeant William Houlton, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods).
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 Unit Assignments
Union Army
  1861-1862, 15th Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry
  1862-1865, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Civil War/Battle of Antietam
  1865-1865 Civil War/Battle of Five Forks
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1865-1869, Harvard University
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