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

John Charles Black

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    37th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 7, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Prairie Grove, Arkansas, USA
Gallantly charged the position of the enemy at the head of his regiment, after two other regiments had been repulsed and driven down the hill, and captured a battery; was severely wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient John C. Black
Medal of Honor Recipient John C. Black
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 31, 1893
  • Born: January 27, 1839, Lexington, Holmes County, MS, United States
  • Died: August 17, 1915, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery (PM) (12-54), Danville, IL, United States
  • Location of Medal: Special Collections, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

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