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

John Mcallister Schofield

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Lieutenant General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Missouri Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 10, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilson's Creek, Missouri, USA
Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Schofield
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Schofield
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 2, 1892
  • Born: September 29, 1831, Gerry, Chautauga County, NY, United States
  • Died: March 4, 1906, St. Augustine, FL, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (2-1108), Arlington, VA, United States

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