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John P. Donaldson

Date of birth: August 14, 1842
Date of death: January 07, 1920
Burial location: Floris, Iowa
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Butler County
Home of record: Butler 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 Sergeant John P. Donaldson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, for capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865

Action Date: April 9, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company L

Division: 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry