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b. 13/11/1845 Kentucky.  d. 03/08/1917 Briarcliff Manor, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/04/1865 near Wetumpka, Alabama.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Major in the 4th Kentucky Cavalry, near Wetumpka, Alabama, on April 13, 1865, when he earned the CMOH. The CMOH was awarded on April 9, 1898. He later served as Commissary General of the Army, reaching the rank of Major General.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

This officer, with a small detachment, while en route to destroy steamboats loaded with supplies for the enemy, was stopped by an unfordable river, but with 5 of his men swam the river, captured 2 leaky canoes, and ferried his men across. He then encountered and defeated the enemy, and on reaching Wetumpka found the steamers anchored in midstream. By a ruse obtained possession of a boat, with which he reached the steamers and demanded and received their surrender.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 2, Grave 856

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Francis Weston

WESTON J F GRAVE