Sgt. John S. Darrough, Medal of Honor

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John Samuel Darrough

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Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: GAR Cemetery Watseka Iroquois County Illinois
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Son of Samuel Vogan Darrough and Ricey Ann Darrough
Husband of Samantha E Darrough
Father of Earl Darrough and winnie Steely
Brother of Josiah Darrough; Mary Darrough Young; Rufus C. Darrough; James W. Darrough; Thomas I. Darrough and 3 others

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About Sgt. John S. Darrough, Medal of Honor

Citation

Saved the life of a captain.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/327/darrough-john-s.php

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8114540

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._Darrough

John Samuel Darrough (April 6, 1841 – August 14, 1920) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during a skirmish near Eastport, Mississippi. Born in Kentucky, Darrough moved to Illinois as a child and enlisted in the Union Army from that state. While participating in a mission to destroy a Confederate railway, Darrough and others were stranded on the shore of the Tennessee River under intense enemy fire. Although he had found a canoe with which to cross the river safely, he voluntarily returned to the Confederate-held shore to rescue a fellow soldier who was in danger of drowning.

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1841
1841
Kentucky, United States
1874
1874
Age 33
1920
1920
Age 79
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GAR Cemetery Watseka Iroquois County Illinois