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John Wilson Sprague-Tacoma, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 47° 12.768 W 122° 28.890
10T E 539262 N 5228942
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Decatur, GA on July 22, 1862. He is buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, WA in Section 4, Lot 29-A.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2019 1:19:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JRW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
He was born on April 4, 1817 in White Creek, NY and died on December 24, 1893 in Tacoma, WA. He attained the rank of Brevet Major General in the Union Army. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SPRAGUE, JOHN W.
• Rank and organization: Colonel, 63d Ohio Infantry
• Place and date: At Decatur, Ga., 22 July 1862
• Entered service at: Sandusky, Ohio
• Date of issue: 18 January 1894
Citation: With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
Armed Service: Army

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