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John H. Brown

Date of birth: 1842
Date of death: August 07, 1898
Burial location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Boston
Home of record: Cincinnati Ohio


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 First Sergeant John H. Brown, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 47th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. First Sergeant Brown voluntarily carried a verbal message from Colonel A. C. Parry to General Hugh Ewing through a terrific fire and in plain view of the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 24, 1896

Action Date: May 19, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 47th Ohio Infantry