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Federal (USV)


John B Mayberry

(1841 - 1922)

Home State: Delaware

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

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 rest 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 & notes

Source: The Delaware Government Information Center, biographical sketch on - originally from Martin, Roger A., Delaware"s Medal of Honor Recipients - much of the text above.


12/17/1841; Duck Creek Hundred, DE


12/17/1922; Dover, DE; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, DE