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

Nathaniel Mcclean Gwynne

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    13th Ohio Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
When about entering upon the charge, this soldier, then but 15 years old, was cautioned not to go in, as he had not been mustered. He indignantly protested and participated in the charge, his left arm being crushed by a shell and amputated soon afterward.
Medal of Honor Recipient Nathaniel M. Gwynne
Medal of Honor Recipient Nathaniel M. Gwynne
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fairmount, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 27, 1865
  • Born: July 5, 1849, Urbana, Champaign County, OH, United States
  • Died: January 6, 1883, Kansas City, MO, United States
  • Buried: Union Cemetery (MH) (60-16-SE4), Kansas City, MO, United States

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