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 John Stafford Durham

John Stafford Durham

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Jan 1918 (aged 74)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 33, Row 10, Grave 18
Memorial ID 12035 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company F, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. His citation reads “Seized the flag of his regiment when the color sergeant was shot and advanced with the flag midway between the lines, amid a shower of shot, shell, and bullets, until stopped by his commanding officer”. His Medal was issued on November 20, 1896.

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Medal of Honor, Sergeant, Company F, 1 Wisconsin Infantry




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