|John D. Terry|
|Born||September 3, 1845|
|Died||March 4, 1919|
|Place of birth||Montville, Maine|
|Buried at||Bronx, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1861 - 1863|
|Unit||Company E, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry|
Battle of New Bern|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Darling Terry (September 3, 1845 - March 4, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Young received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Terry's medal was won for his heroism during the Battle of New Bern in North Carolina on March 14, 1862. He was honored with the award on October 12, 1867.
Terry was born in Montville, Maine. He joined the Army from Boston, Massachusetts in September 1861, and was discharged due to the loss of his leg in March 1863. He was buried in the Bronx in New York.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John Darling Terry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 March 1862, while serving with Company E, 23d Massachusetts Infantry, in action at New Bern, North Carolina. In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, Sergeant Terry still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "John D. Terry". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=1870. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Civil War (T-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_tz.html#TERRY. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
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