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John Barclay Fassett

Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: January 18, 1905
Burial location: Bronx, New York
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain John Barclay Fassett, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with Company F, 23d Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. While acting as an aide, Captain Fassett voluntarily led a regiment to the relief of a battery and recaptured its guns from the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 29, 1894

Action Date: July 2, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company F

Division: 23d Pennsylvania Infantry