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

John Whedon Steele

  • Rank: Major & Aide-de-Camp (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA
During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 28, 1897
  • Born: December 21, 1835, Middleburg, Logan County, OH, United States
  • Died: April 26, 1905, Oberlin, OH, United States
  • Buried: Westwood Cemetery (R-22), Oberlin, OH, United States

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