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John Morehead Scott

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    21st Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Scott
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Scott
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Findley, Hancock County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 4, 1866
  • Born: January 1, 1839, Stark County, OH
  • Died: June 18, 1862
  • Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery (MH) (H-11182), Chattanooga, TN
  • Location of Medal: Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, Kennesaw, GA

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