John H. Brown (Medal of Honor)

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Not to be confused with John Harties Brown.
John H. Brown
Born 1842
Boston, Massachusetts
Died August 7, 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio
Buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Ohio 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

John H. Brown (1842 - August 7, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 19 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 24 August 1896.[1][2]


Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1842. He enlisted with the 47th Ohio Infantry at Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] He died on 7 August 1898 and his remains are interred at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Voluntarily carried a verbal message from Col. A. C. Parry to Gen. Hugh Ewing through a terrific fire and in plain view of the enemy.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "John H. Brown". Retrieved 22 October 2013.