Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Jacob H Overturf

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    83d Indiana 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: Holton, Ripley County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 13, 1894
  • Born: January 7, 1842, Jefferson County, IN, United States
  • Died: September 10, 1900, Holton, IN, United States
  • Buried: Holton Cemetery (MH), Holton, IN, United States
  • Location of Medal: Jefferson County Historical Society Heritage Center, Madison, IN

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