William Joyce Sewell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

William Joyce Sewell

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 06-Dec-1835

Place of Birth: Castlebar, Connacht, Ireland

Date of Death: 27-Dec-1901

Profession: politician, military officer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About William Joyce Sewell

  • William Joyce Sewell (December 6, 1835 – December 27, 1901) was an Irish-American politician, merchant, and military officer who served as a U.S.
  • Senator from New Jersey.
  • Sewell was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.
  • He immigrated to the United States in 1851 where he worked in the merchant industry in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Camden, New Jersey in 1860.
  • He served as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
  • He was also a postbellum state senator and U.S.
  • Senator.
  • The community of Sewell, New Jersey is named for him.

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