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John H. Brown
Born 1842
Died August 7, 1898
Buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Ohio
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Ohio Company A, 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

First Sergeant John H. Brown (1842 to August 7, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 19 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 24 August 1896.[1][2]


Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842. He enlisted into the 47th Ohio Infantry on in at Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] He died on 7 August 1898 and his remains are interred at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Voluntarily carried a verbal message from Col. A. C. Parry to Gen. Hugh Ewing through a terrific fire and in plain view of the enemy.[1][2]

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