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John Milton Deane

  • Rank: Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    29th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Stedman, Virginia, USA
This officer, observing an abandoned gun within Fort Haskell, called for volunteers, and under a heavy fire, worked the gun until the enemy's advancing line was routed.
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Deane
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Deane
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 8, 1895
  • Born: January 8, 1840, Assonet Village, Bristol County, MA, United States
  • Died: September 2, 1914
  • Buried: Assonet Burial Grounds (MH), Freetown, MA, United States

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