John C. Ewing

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John C. Ewing
Born (1843-03-04)March 4, 1843
Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania
Died May 23, 1918(1918-05-23) (aged 75)
Buried Ligonier Valley Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service September 12, 1864 to June 2, 1865
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania Company E, 211th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Third Battle of Petersburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Private John C. Ewing (March 4, 1843 to May 23, 1918) was an American soldier who fought for the United States in the American Civil War. Ewing received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Third Battle of Petersburg in Virginia on 2 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 20 May 1865.[1][2]


Ewing was born in Ligonier Valley in Pennsylvania on 4 March 1843. He enlisted into the 211th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 September 1864, mustering out at the end of the war on 2 June 1865. He died on 23 May 1918 and his remains are interred at the Ligonier Valley Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Captured the enemy flag.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "John C. Ewing". Retrieved 17 November 2013.