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John Barclay Fassett

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    23d Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
While acting as an aide, voluntarily led a regiment to the relief of a battery and recaptured its gun from the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient John B. Fassett
Medal of Honor Recipient John B. Fassett
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 29, 1894
  • Born: 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: January 18, 1905, Pasadena, CA, United States
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (PM) (9-Springlake), Bronx, NY, United States

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