|John S. Durham|
|Born||June 8, 1843|
|Died||January 12, 1918(aged 74)|
|Place of birth||New York City|
United States of America|
United States Army|
|Unit||Company F, 1st Wisconsin Infantry|
American Civil War|
Battle of Perryville
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Durham was born on June 8, 1843, in New York City but his official residence was Malone, Wisconsin when he joined the Union Army. When the American Civil War started he joined the Wisconsin Infantry and was assigned to Company F. During the Battle of Perryville he took over as the flag bearer for his regiment when the color sergeant was shot. He moved forward with the flag until he was ordered to stop midway by his commanding officer. He died on January 12, 1918, and was buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. His grave can be found in section 33, row 10, grave 18.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 1st Wisconsin Infantry. Place and date: At Perryville, Ky., 8 October 1862. Entered service at: Malone, St. Croix County, Wis. Born: 1843, New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 20 November 1896.
For extraordinary heroism on 8 October 1862, while serving with Company F, 1st Wisconsin Infantry, in action at Perryville, Kentucky. Sergeant Durham seized the flag of his regiment when the color sergeant was shot and advanced with the flag midway between the lines, amid a shower of shot, shell, and bullets, until stopped by his commanding officer.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients". American Civil War (A-L). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
- ↑ "John Durham (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12035. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "John Durham (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12035. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "John Durham (Medal of Honor)". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2005. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Dunham gravesite". http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_af/durham_john.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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