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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Landsman, USN

John S. Lanning

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Organization: USS Magnolia

Entered Service: New York

Birth: Rochester, NY

Date Medal Issued: 22 June 1865

Date of Action: 5-6 March 1865

Place of Action: St. Marks, FL


[Under the name John S. Lann] As landsman on board the U.S.S. Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March [1865], Lann served with the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and throughout this fierce engagement made remarkable efforts in assisting transport of the gun. His coolness and determination in standing by his gun while under the fire of the enemy were a credit to the service to which he belonged.

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Formerly a member of the 1st Independent Battery, NY Artillery, and wounded at Antietam.


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