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Stephen P. Corliss
Born (1842-07-26)July 26, 1842
Died May 9, 1904(1904-05-09) (aged 61)
Place of birth Connecticut
Place of death Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Union army 1st lt rank insignia.jpg First lieutenant
Union army col rank insignia.jpg Brevet Colonel
Unit New York 11th New York Light Artillery Regiment
New York 4th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor

Stephen Potter Corliss (July 26, 1842 – May 9, 1904) was an American soldier who earned a Medal of Honor on January 17, 1895 for service during the American Civil War.[1]

Life and career

Corliss was born in Connecticut. He enlisted in the Union Army on August 12, 1862 at Albany, New York, as a Private into 11th New York Light Artillery Regiment. He was discharged for promotion to 2nd Lieutenant on June 26, 1864 and was commissioned into Company F, 4th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment.

His citation notes that at South Side Railroad, Virginia, on April 2, 1865, Corliss "raised the fallen colors and, rushing forward in advance of the troops, placed them on the enemy's works." He was listed as a prisoner of war on August 25, 1864 at the Second Battle of Ream's Station in Virginia. He was returned on December 29, 1864 and promoted the next day to First Lieutenant, Company F, 4th New York Heavy Artillery. On February 5, 1865 he was promoted to Adjutant. He was discharged on December 9, 1865. Corliss died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery in Albany, New York.


  1. U.S. Army Center of Military History. Stephen P. Corliss Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War

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