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John W. Boutwell
Born (1845-08-03)August 3, 1845
Died December 11, 1920(1920-12-11) (aged 75)
Place of birth Hanover, New Hampshire
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit New Hampshire 18th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Third Battle of Petersburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John W. Boutwell (August 3, 1845 - December 11, 1920) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Boutwell served in the Union Army in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on April 2, 1865, for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

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Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.[1]

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