Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in South Zanesville, Ohio, he served as a First Sergeant in Company K, 97th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. In the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864, during the assault on Confederate forces, First Sergeant Ransbottom in hand to hand combat, captured the flag of either the 2nd or 5th Missouri CSA. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 4, 1865. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Note: Married Ruth C.
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Record added: May 13, 2002
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