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John Shivers
Birth: 1830, Canada
Death: unknown

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Canada. He entered the United States Marine Corps in New Jersey. His citation reads "On board the USS Minnesota, in the assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party form his ship, Pvt. Shivers advanced to the top of the sandhill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed or wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on he run, he remained with the party until dark when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms, and its colors." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 21, 2006
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