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b. 23/12/1843 Ireland. d. 28/10/1910 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Havron received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Havron's medal was won for his extraordinary heroism during the Third Battle of Petersburg, in Virginia on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.

 

Havron was born in Ireland, and entered service in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John H. Havron, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Sergeant Havron was one of a detachment of 20 picket artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

John H Havron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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