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Andrew J. Sloan
Born (1835-05-09)May 9, 1835
Died January 17, 1875(1875-01-17) (aged 39)
Place of birth Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Place of death Colesburg, Iowa
Buried at Platt Cemetery, Colesburg, Iowa
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Nashville
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Andrew Jackson Sloan (May 9, 1835 – January 17, 1875) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Sloan received the Medal of Honor on February 24, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Nashville on December 16, 1864 while with Company H of the 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment.[1]

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Andrew Jackson Sloan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 December 1864, while serving with Company H, 12th Iowa Infantry, in action at Nashville, Tennessee. Private Sloan captured the flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (Confederate States of America)."[2]

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