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 John Calvin Matthews

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John Calvin Matthews

  • Birth 1846 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 Oct 1934 Scott, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Lot 79
  • Memorial ID 960117

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company A, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the final Union assaults on Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Voluntarily took the colors, whose bearer had been disabled, and, although himself severely wounded, carried the same until the enemy's works were taken". His Medal was awarded to him on February 13, 1891. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, Major Robert L. Orr, and Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes).

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  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
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