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

John P Donaldson

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Commissary Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    4th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 9, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 3, 1865
  • Born: August 14, 1842, Butler County, PA, United States
  • Died: January 7, 1920, Dubuque, IA, United States
  • Buried: Mars Hill Cemetery, Floris, IA, United States

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