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PVT John Wollam

PVT John Wollam

Birth
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Sep 1890 (aged 49–50)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, USA
Plot Lot 149 old Block
Memorial ID 19687 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company C, 33rd Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 20, 1864.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John Wollam (1840–27 Sep 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19687, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .