Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

John Darling Terry

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    23d Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 14, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: New Bern, North Carolina, USA
In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 12, 1867
  • Born: September 3, 1845, Edinburgh, Waldo County, ME, United States
  • Died: March 4, 1919
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (PM) (141), Bronx, NY, United States

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