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

John Vale

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    2d Minnesota Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 15, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Nolensville, Tennessee, USA
Citation
Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 11, 1897
  • Born: August 9, 1836, London, England
  • Died: February 4, 1909, Davenport, IA, United States
  • Buried: Oakdale Cemetery (PM) (7-62), Davenport, IA, United States
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