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

John G. k Ayers

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    8th Missouri 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: Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 31, 1895
  • Born: October 30, 1837, Washtenaw County, MI, United States
  • Died: July 30, 1913, Three Rivers, MI, United States
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery (PM) (1-G), Three Rivers, MI, United States

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