Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Where Detroit's History Endures
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Edwin F. Savacool

Mr. Savacool was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1835. He entered military service at Marshall, Michigan. Edwin attained the rank of Captain in Company K, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry during the Civil War.

Savacool received the citation and Congressional Medal of Honor for capturing the enemy flag during the battle at Sailor’s Creek, Virginia in April of 1865. He was wounded during the battle and was taken to a hospital in Washington D.C. He died as a result of his wounds.

Edwin F. Savacool died on June 5, 1865 as a result of wounds he received during the battle at Sailor’s Creek on April 6, 1865. His remains were shipped to Marshall, Michigan and he was buried in Oakridge Cemetery. His remains were moved to Elmwood Cemetery on January 13, 1883.

Born: 1835
Died: June 6, 1865
Buried: Section A2, Lot 59