John Chowning Gresham (1851 - 1926)

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Birthplace: Virginia, Virginia, USA
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About John Chowning Gresham

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) John Chowning Gresham, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. First Lieutenant Gresham voluntarily led a party into a ravine to dislodge Sioux Indians concealed therein. He was wounded during this action.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 26, 1895

Action Date: December 29, 1890

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry

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September 25, 1851
Virginia, Virginia, USA
September 2, 1926
Age 74
San Francisco, CA, USA