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John Wilson Sprague
Birth: Apr. 4, 1817
Death: Dec. 24, 1893

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Colonel in command of the Second Brigade, Fourth Division of the Sixteenth Army Corps, 63rd Ohio Infantry. At the Battle of Decatur, Georgia, on July 22, 1862, with a small command he defeated an overwhelming Confederate enemy force and saved the entire ordnance and supply trains of the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Twentieth Corps. He was promoted to Brigadier General on July 30, 1862 and ended the war as a Brevet Major General. He passed away before his award was issued on January 18, 1894. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Julia F. Choate Sprague (1826 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Winthrop Wright Sprague (1856 - 1903)*
  Clark Woodard Sprague (1858 - 1928)*
  Charles Sprague (1859 - 1902)*
 
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Burial:
Tacoma Cemetery
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
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Companion #05901 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Apr. 26, 2013
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- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
His first wife was Lucy Wright, daughter of Judge Jabez Wright and Tamar Ruggles of Huron, Ohio. Lucy's daughter, Lucy Lenora Sprague, was born 12 Mar 1844 in Troy, NY. She married John Wanton Wickham at Milan, Ohio, February 6, 1866. They had two sons, ...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
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