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John Hyland
Birth: 1819, Ireland
Death: Aug. 10, 1867
Manistee
Manistee County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Assistant Gunner in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Served as seaman on board the USS Signal which was attacked by field batteries and sharpshooters and destroyed in Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the USS Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning their fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Although wounded, Hyland courageously went in full view of several hundred sharpshooters and let go the anchor, and again to slip the cable, when he was again wounded by the raking enemy fire."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Manistee
Manistee County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section M
GPS (lat/lon): 44.24712, -86.34033
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Oct 01, 2003
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John Hyland
Added by: Don Morfe
 
John Hyland
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Kokopelli
 Added: Jul. 21, 2017
Honoring your service to the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 22, 2017
Valor is not about doing what you want to do. Its about doing what you have to do as the world is falling apart around you. Well done Sailor , well done.
- xray gypsy
 Added: Oct. 28, 2016
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