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About John T Patterson
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Principal Musician John T. Patterson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 June 1863, while serving with 122d Ohio Infantry, in action at Winchester, Virginia. With one companion, Principal Musician Patterson voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
General Orders: Date of Issue: May 13, 1899
Action Date: June 14, 1863
Rank: Principal Musician
Division: 122d Ohio Infantry