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

John William Mostoller

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    54th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 18, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Voluntarily led a charge on a Confederate battery (the officers of the company being disabled) and compelled its hasty removal.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Stoystown, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 27, 1894
  • Born: January 14, 1843, Stoystown, Somerset County, PA, United States
  • Died: December 5, 1925, Somerset County, PA, United States
  • Buried: I.O.O.F. Cemetery (PM), Stoystown, PA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Somerset County Courthouse Annex, Somerset, PA

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