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

John P McVeane

  • Also Known As: McVean, John P.
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    49th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 4, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fredericksburg Heights, Virginia, USA
Shot a Confederate color bearer and seized the flag; also approached, alone, a barn between the lines and demanded and received the surrender of a number of the enemy therein.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Buffalo, Erie County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 21, 1870
  • Born: 1842, Toronto, Canada
  • Died: May 10, 1864, Wilderness, VA, United States
  • Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery (MH) (3-1), Buffalo, NY, United States

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