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John Whedon Steele-Oberlin, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 41° 17.028 W 082° 13.974
17T E 396756 N 4570995
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Spring Hill, TN on November 29, 1864. He is buried in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, OH in Section R, Lot 22, Grave 4.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2019 1:39:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JY4
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Long Description:
He was born on December 21, 1835 in Middleburg, OH and died on April 26, 1905 in Oberlin, OH. He served as a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: STEELE, JOHN W.
• Rank and organization: Major and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers
• Place and date: At Spring Hill, Tenn., 29 November 1864
• Entered service at: Ohio
• Date of issue: 28 September 1897
Citation: During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
Armed Service: Army

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