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John Francis Weston
Birth: Nov. 13, 1845
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1917
Briarcliff Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Major in the 4th Kentucky Cavalry, near Wetumpka, Alabama, on April 13, 1865, when he earned the CMOH. His citation reads: This officer, with a small detachment, while en route to destroy steamboats loaded with supplies for the enemy, was stopped by an unfordable river, but with 5 of his men swam the river, captured 2 leaky canoes, and ferried his men across. He then encountered and defeated the enemy, and on reaching Wetumpka found the steamers anchored in midstream. By a ruse obtained possession of a boat, with which he reached the steamers and demanded and received their surrender. The CMOH was awarded on April 9, 1898. He later served as Commissary General of the Army, reaching the rank of Major General.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2 Lot 856
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 25, 2003
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John Francis Weston
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Issued: 9 April 1898
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