Wilson J. Vance (1845 - 1911)

public profile

View Wilson J. Vance's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Wilson J. Vance
  • Request to view Wilson J. Vance's family tree


Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
Last Updated:

About Wilson J. Vance

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Wilson J. Vance, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 31 December 1862, while serving with Company B, 21st Ohio Infantry, in action at Stone River, Tennessee. Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, Private Vance rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 17, 1897

Action Date: December 31, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Division: 21st Ohio Infantry

view all

Wilson Vance's Timeline

December 20, 1845
Findlay, Ohio, USA
November 10, 1911
Age 65
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA