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Joseph Hanks

Date of birth: March 22, 1843
Date of death: December 28, 1922
Burial location: North Bend, Nebraska
Place of Birth: Ohio, Chillicothe
Home of record: Chillicothe 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 Private Joseph Hanks, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Company E, 37th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Hanks voluntarily and under fire went to the rescue of a wounded comrade lying between the lines, gave him water, and brought him off the field.

General Orders: Date of Issue: November 19, 1897

Action Date: May 22, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company E

Division: 37th Ohio Infantry