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John Creed
Born 1819
Died November 28, 1872(1872-11-28)
Place of birth Tipperary, Ireland
Place of death Illinois
Place of burial Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Corporal
Unit 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Fisher's Hill
Awards Medal of Honor

John Creed (1819 – November 28, 1872) was an Irish born Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Fisher's Hill near Strasburg, Virginia fought September 21 - 242, 1864. The battle was one of the engagements of the Valley Campaigns of 1864.

Creed joined the 23rd Illinois Infantry in August 1862, and was discharged in June 1865.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Creed, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 September 1864, while serving with Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry, in action at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, for capture of flag.”

See alsoEdit


"John Creed (soldier)". Hall of Valor. Military Times. 

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