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

John T. Patterson

  • Rank: Principal Musician
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    122d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 14, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Winchester, Virginia, USA
With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union lines, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless, wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 13, 1899
  • Born: February 3, 1838, Morgan County, OH
  • Died: March 3, 1922
  • Buried: Oakwood Cemetery (2-44), Mauston, WI

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