John C. Gaunt
|John C. Gaunt|
Columbiana County, Ohio
|Died||January 13, 1886|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company H, 104th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Franklin
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John C. Gaunt (1833 - January 13, 1886) 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. Gaunt's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was honored with the award on February 13, 1865.
Gaunt was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and entered service from Damascoville, Ohio.
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 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.