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

John N. Opel

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    7th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 5, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 50th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rossburg, Decatur County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: July 30, 1843, Hoflas, Bavaria, Germany
  • Died: February 21, 1925, Cora, MO, United States
  • Buried: Mount Zion Cemetery, Milan, MO, United States

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