John B Mayberry(1841 - 1922)
Home State: Delaware
Command Billet: Soldier
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Co. F, 1st Delaware Regiment under Col. Henry Lockwood in Wilmington, Delaware on August 31, 1861. He was noted as being 5' 7" tall, light complexioned with light hair.
The remainder of the War:
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa - seizing a Confederate flag under fire. He was later promoted to Sergeant. He suffered a head wound during the Battle of the Wilderness (1864) and was hospitalized in Washington, D.C. Maberry was mustered out of service on 15 July 1865 at Washington, D.C.
After the War:
Maberry was a farmer after the war. In 1912, after becoming too old to farm, Mayberry moved to New Street in Dover from his farm at Pearson's Corner. There he died on his 81st birthday.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: The Delaware Government Information Center, biographical sketch on delaware.gov - originally from Martin, Roger A., Delaware╠s Medal of Honor Recipients - much of the text above.
|Birth Date: 12/17/1841 Place of Birth: Duck Creek Hundred, DE |
Death Date: 12/17/1922 Death Place: Dover, DE Burial Place: Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, DE
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