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John Henry Patterson, Brig Gen

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Brig Gen John Henry Patterson

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) John Henry Patterson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 May 1864, while serving with 11th U.S. Infantry, in action during the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia. Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, First Lieutenant Patterson picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.

General Orders: Date of Issue: July 23, 1897

Action Date: May 5, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 11th U.S. Infantry

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Brig Gen John Henry Patterson's Timeline

1843
February 10, 1843
New York, New York, New York, United States
1920
October 5, 1920
Age 77
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Albany, Albany, New York, United States