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

John R Norton

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M,
    1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 6, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA
Capture of flag.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 3, 1865
  • Born: March 7, 1838, Ontario County, NY, United States
  • Died: September 19, 1867, New Orleans, LA, United States
  • Buried: Greenville Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville, MI, United States

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