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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


John L Younker

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Organization: Company A, 12th US Infantry

Entered Service: unknown

Birth: Germany.

Date Medal Issued: 1 November 1893.

Date of Action: 9 August 1862.

Place of Action: Cedar Mountain, Va.


Voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.

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"One of the members of Company "H", Corporal [?] John Younger [sic], was awarded a medal of honor for bravery during this battle [of Cedar Mountain]. Through a mistake the Regiment's own batteries in the rear were subjecting it to fire. Younger was sent back to warn the batteries and though badly wounded he rushed between the guns and delivered the message."
(from Aloe, Col. Alfred, Twelfth U.S. Infantry 1798-1919, It's Story by Its Men, Pg. 17, Knickerbocker Press, New York: 1919 - scanned and posted online through RootsWeb by Jacqueline Baral)


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