b. 16/11/1836 Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany. d. 18/05/1911 Logan, Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09/08/1862 Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company A, 12th U.S. Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on August 9, 1862 at Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John L. Younker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 August 1862, while serving with Company A, 12th U.S. Infantry, in action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Private Younker voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK GROVE CEMETERY, LOGAN, OHIO.
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