John Whedon Steele (1835 - 1905)

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Birthplace: Middleburg, Ohio, USA
Death: Died
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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

Service: Army

Rank: Major & Aide-de-Camp

Division: U.S. Volunteers

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John Steele's Timeline

December 21, 1835
Middleburg, Ohio, USA
April 26, 1905
Age 69
Oberlin, Lorain, Ohio, USA