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b. 11/06/1841 Cook County, Illinois. d. 02/07/1906 Orting, Washington.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Corporal in Company E, 55th Illinois Infantry, at the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. On May 22, 1863, he was a member of the Volunteer Storming Party in the charge against Confederate ammunition barges. His citation was issued on September 2, 1893 and accredited to the State of Illinois.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ORTING CEMETERY, ORTING, WASHINGTON.

Section 5, Lot T76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Warden

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