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Joseph Hanks
Birth: Mar. 22, 1843
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1922
North Bend
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, March 22, 1843, he served as a Private in Company E, 37th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. During actions at Vicksburg Mississippi, May 22, 1863, Private Hanks voluntarily went to assist a downed comrade lying between the lines. Under heavy Confederate fire, he rescued the wounded soldier, gave him water and carried him off the field. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 19, 1897. He died in North Bend, Nebraska, December 28, 1922. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Rebecca McNeil Hanks (1849 - 1924)*
  Frank J. Hanks (1870 - 1908)*
  Nellie E. Hanks Daily (1874 - 1973)*
  Myrtle B. Hanks (1884 - 1964)*
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Woodland Cemetery
North Bend
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
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Joseph Hanks
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Joseph Hanks
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Joseph Hanks
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Honoring you on your Birthday.
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 22, 2017
Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union.
- Wagon Master
 Added: Mar. 15, 2017
Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 28, 2016
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