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b. 1844 New Orleans, Louisiana. d. 23/04/1920 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/08/1876 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Born in 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Osborne joined the Navy from that state. By August 21, 1876, he was serving as a seaman on the USS Juniata. On that day, while Juniata was at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he rescued a young shipmate from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor three days later, on August 24.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Juniata, Osborne displayed gallant conduct in rescuing from drowning an enlisted boy of that vessel, at Philadelphia, Pa., 21 August 1876.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 17, Lot 19689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Osborne

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