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John P Yount
Birth: Mar. 8, 1850
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1872
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in Sacramento, California on August 27, 1870 and died from typhoid fever at Fort McPherson. At the time of his death he was a private assigned to Company F, Third US Cavalry. His company commander, Lt. Smead, wrote on the Record of Death and Interment that "The deceased was an excellent soldier and in 1871 the War Department awarded him a medal of honor for gallant services against hostile Indians in Arizona." The action for which he received the Medal of Honor occurred on May 5, 1871 in the Whetstone Mountains of Arizona Territory. His citation simply says "Gallantry in action with Indians." (bio by: George Bacon) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Grant Yount (1809 - 1872)
  Mary Ann McCarty Yount (1817 - 1888)
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Franklin Yount (1835 - 1914)*
  Thomas Jefferson Yount (1839 - 1927)*
  Rebecca Yount Wright (1841 - 1907)*
  Isaac Newton Yount (1843 - 1862)*
  William H Yount (1848 - 1895)*
  John P Yount (1850 - 1872)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Sep 21, 2006
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