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Myron H. Ranney
Born 1846
Died September 26, 1910
Place of birth Franklinville, New York
Buried at Olympia, Washington
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit New York Company G, 13th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Second Battle of Bull Run
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Myron H. Ranney (1846 - September 26, 1910) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Ranney received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Ranney's medal was won for his gallantry at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Virginia on August 30, 1862.[1] He was honored with the award on March 23, 1895.[1][2]

Ranney was born in Franklinville, New York, entered service in Dansville, New York, and was buried in Olympia, Washington.[1]

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 Private Myron H. Ranney, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 August 1862, while serving with Company G, 13th New York Infantry, in action at Bull Run, Virginia. Private Ranney picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the Color Bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.[1]

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