b. 1837 Clear Spring, Maryland. d. 24/08/1896 Boston, Massachusetts.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company F, 8th Missouri Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John W. Wagner, United States Army, for gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company F, 8th Missouri Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST HILLS CEMETERY, JAMAICA PLAINS, MASSASCHUSETTS.
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