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

John G Merritt

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    1st Minnesota Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Gallantry in action; was wounded while capturing flag in advance of his regiment.
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Merritt
Medal of Honor Recipient John G. Merritt
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fort Snelling, St. Paul County, Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 1, 1880
  • Born: October 31, 1837, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: December 17, 1892, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Congressional Cemetery (72-359) , Washington, DC, United States

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