b. 08/05/1843 Providence, Rhode Island. d. 16/05/1902 Providence, Rhode Island.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1862 Antietam, Maryland.
Child was born in Providence, Rhode Island on 8 May 1843. He joined the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery in June 1861. After his Medal of Honor action, he was promoted to Sergeant, and wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August 1863, and was discharged by special order from General George Meade after serving a total of 43 months.
In 1868, Child joined the Providence Police Department, and he was appointed as Chief of Police in 1881. He received his Medal of Honor on 20 July 1897. He died on 16 May 1902 and his remains are interred at the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.
Was wounded and taken to the rear insensible, but when partially recovered insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.
BURIAL LOCATION: SWAN POINT CEMETERY, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
GROUP 161, LOT 14
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.