Civil War Union Army Soldier. He served as a Sergeant in Company C, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (Pennsylvania Adjutant General records lists his name as "John Donahoe").
The Color Bearer of the Eighty-Eighth Regiment, P.V. – It has been a common source of complaint during the present fearful struggle, that while officers in conspicuous commands receive full credit for their achievements, too little notice is taken of acts of individual gallantry and heroism. We, therefore take pleasure in publishing a spontaneous tribute from Colonel George P. McLean to the gallantry of his Color Sergeant, John B Dunnohew. When every one of his supports was stretched dead at his side, he still continued to uphold the flag of his country amidst a storm of shot and shell that rendered his escape a marvel. HEAD-QUARTERS EIGHTY-EIGHTH REG. P.V. Camp near Brook's Station, VA December 3d, 1862
Sergeant John B. Dunnohew, Color Sergeant, Co. C, Eighty-eighth P.V. Dear Sir, My health has continued so long impaired that it has compelled me to send my resignation to prevent permanent disability, and as I leave tomorrow to return once more to civil lift I feel it my duty to say a few words to you before saying "good-bye"
Sergeant Dunnohew – I need not say to you that you are a brave soldier, for the flag which you so gallantly bore through the battles at Cedar Mountain, Bull Run and Antietam, pierced with bullets torn by the shells from the traitors cannon fully testifies to the fact; while your comrades mourn the loss of the eight Corporals who were shot by your side while defending it with you.
It is the source of much grief to me to see that disease has taken hold on you but I trust that you may soon recover and in your old age; when history points you out as the brave soldier who carried that flag, you may continue to remember the best wishes. Your sincere friend,
(Signed) Geo. P. McLean
Col. Eighty-eighth Regiment Penna Vols.
Published December 17, 1862 in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915about John B Dunnohew
Name: John B Dunnohew
Birth Date: 1829
Birth Place: Phila
Death Date: 7 Oct 1906
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 76 years 10 months
Burial Date: 11 Oct 1906
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Father: Matthew Dunnohew
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother: Annie Robinson
FHL Film Number: 1319469
Maintained by: Todd Leiss
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36958630