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Federal (USA)


John L Younker

(1836 - 1911)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

Before Antietam

He enlisted in the 12th US Infantry, Company "A" (or "H"), from Lancaster, Ohio. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for carrying an urgent message to stop "friendly" artillery fire at Cedar Mountain, 9 August 1862, while wounded.

On the Campaign

It is not clear whether he had rejoined his Battalion by Antietam.


11/13/1836; Wurttemberg, GERMANY


5/15/1911; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, OH