Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Joseph Hanks

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    37th Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Voluntarily and under fire went to the rescue of a wounded comrade lying between the lines, gave him water, and brought him off the field.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 19, 1897
  • Born: March 22, 1843, Chillicothe, Ross County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 28, 1922, North Bend, NE, United States
  • Buried: Woodland Cemetery (MH) (5), North Bend, NE, United States

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