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

John W Boutwell

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    18th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation

Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: West Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: August 3, 1845, Hanover, Grafton County, NH, United States
  • Died: December 11, 1920
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (33-2937), Arlington, VA, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

Private Boutwell rescued Private Clarendon H. Cochran of Co. B, 18th New Hampshire Infantry, with the help of Private Carlton Camp. Boutwell and Camp both received the Medal of Honor for their actions.

 

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