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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Elisha Johns

  • Also Known As: Jones, Elisha
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    113th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Martinton, Iroquois County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 9, 1894
  • Born: August 25, 1837, Clinton, Summit County, OH, United States
  • Died: June 14, 1920, Elkhart, IN, United States
  • Buried: Plum Grove Cemetery, Union, MI, United States

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