Historical records matching John Whedon Steele
About John Whedon Steele
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major & Aide de Camp John Whedon Steele, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 November 1864, while serving with U.S. Volunteers, in action at Spring Hill, Tennessee. During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, Major Steele gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
General Orders: Date of Issue: September 28, 1897
Action Date: November 29, 1864
Rank: Major & Aide-de-Camp
Division: U.S. Volunteers