John Creed (soldier)
|Died||November 28, 1872
|Place of burial||Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
|Unit||23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of Fisher's Hill
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Creed (1819 – November 28, 1872) was an Irish born Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Fisher's Hill near Strasburg, Virginia fought September 21 - 242, 1864. The battle was one of the engagements of the Valley Campaigns of 1864.
Creed joined the 23rd Illinois Infantry in August 1862, and was discharged in June 1865.
Medal of Honor citation
“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Creed, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 September 1864, while serving with Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry, in action at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, for capture of flag.”
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