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

John Milton Whitehead

  • Rank: Chaplain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    15th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 31, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Stone River, Tennessee, USA
Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Whitehead
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Whitehead
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Westville, La Porte County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 4, 1898
  • Born: March 6, 1823, Wayne County, IN, United States
  • Died: March 8, 1909, Topeka, KS, United States
  • Buried: Topeka Cemetery (MH) (56) , Topeka, KS, United States

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