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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


John F Hartranft

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Organization: 4th Pennsylvania Militia (51st PA at Antietam)

Entered Service: Norristown, Pa.

Birth: 16 December 1830, New Hanover Township, Montgomery Cnty, Pa.

Date Medal Issued: 26 August 1886.

Date of Action: 21 July 1861.

Place of Action: Bull Run, Va.


Voluntarily served as an aide and participated in the battle after expiration of his term of service, distinguishing himself in rallying several regiments which had been thrown into confusion.


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