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 Joseph Hanks

Joseph Hanks

Birth
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Dec 1922 (aged 79)
North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Burial North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 6531389 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6531389
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Hanks (22 Mar 1843–28 Dec 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6531389, citing Woodland Cemetery, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .