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CMOHS.org - Major WESTON, JOHN F., U.S. Army

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WESTON, JOHN F.

Rank: Major
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 4th Kentucky Cavalry
Born: Kentucky
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Kentucky
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Place / Date: Near Wetumpka, Ala., 13 April 1865
 
 


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Citation

This officer, with a small detachment, while en route to destroy steamboats loaded with supplies for the enemy, was stopped by an unfordable river, but with 5 of his men swam the river, captured 2 leaky canoes, and ferried his men across. He then encountered and defeated the enemy, and on reaching Wetumpka found the steamers anchored in midstream. By a ruse obtained possession of a boat, with which he reached the steamers and demanded and received their surrender.