John C. Gaunt

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John C. Gaunt
Born 1837
Columbiana County, Ohio
Died January 13, 1886
Buried Damascus, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company H, 104th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Franklin
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

John C. Gaunt (1833 - January 13, 1886)[1] was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaunt received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[2] Gaunt's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.[2] He was honored with the award on February 13, 1865.[3]

Gaunt was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and entered service from Damascoville, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John C. Gaunt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company G, 104th Ohio Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee, for capture of flag.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b c d "John C. Gaunt". Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 5, 2014.