Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

John Galloway

  • Rank: Commissary Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 7, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Farmville, Virginia, USA
His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men, and prevented a disaster that was imminent.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 30, 1897
  • Born: 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: May 23, 1904, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA, United States

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