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John Kane
Born 1833 or 1834
Place of birth Ireland
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York Company K, 100th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Waynesboro
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John Kane was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kuder received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Kane's medal was won for gallantry during the assault on Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.[2]

Kane was born in Ireland, and in August 1862 (at age 28) joined the US Army from Buffalo, New York. He mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.[3]

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 Corporal John Kane, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 100th New York Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for gallantry as Color Bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.[1]

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