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Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

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

John G. Adams

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    19th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 13, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Seized the two colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Adams
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Adams
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 16, 1896
  • Born: October 6, 1841, Groveland, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: October 19, 1900, Lynn, MA, United States
  • Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery (MH), Lynn, MA, United States

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