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Elijah Churchill

Elijah Churchill (1755–1841), was a soldier for the Brookhaven, New York on Long Island, in November 1780, at Tarrytown, New York, in July 1781, and at Fort Slongo (now known as Fort Salonga, also on Long Island) on October 2, 1781. He was awarded the Badge of Military Merit for his actions, one of only three soldiers to receive the award that later became the Purple Heart.


  • The Badge of Military Merit - Sons of the American Revolution, Connecticut
  • CHURCHILL, Elijah, Sgt. (1755-1841) - American soldier, carpenter
  • Revolutionary War - Sergeant Elijah Churchill Sons of the American Revolution
  • Elijah Churchill's Public House, an eatery named for Sergeant Elijah Churchill. Their website also has a historical account of Churchill's actions.

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