John H. Harbourne
|John H. Harbourne|
|Born||September 9, 1840
|Died||November 29, 1928|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1864|
|Unit||29th Massachusetts Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Second Battle of Petersburg
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John H. Harbourne (September 9, 1840 - November 29, 1928) was an English born American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Harbourne received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Harbourne's medal was won for his actions during the Second Battle of Petersburg on June 17, 1864. He was honored with the award on February 24, 1897.
Harbourne was born in England, and immigrated with his family to the US in 1850. He joined the Army from Readville, Massachusetts in May 1864, and was discharged due to disability only four months later. He was later buried in Fernwood, Pennsylvania.
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 H. Harbourne, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 June 1864, while serving with Company K, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag along with three enemy men.