John Henry White

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John Henry White

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: April 27, 1912 (77)
Place of Burial: Drexel Hill, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About John Henry White

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Henry White, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 23 August 1862, while serving with Company A, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. At the imminent risk of his life, Private White crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire, filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 5, 1900

Action Date: August 23, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company A

Division: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

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John Henry White's Timeline

March 1, 1835
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
April 27, 1912
Age 77
Drexel Hill, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA