|Born||December 20, 1845|
Hancock County, Ohio
|Died||November 10, 1911(aged 65)|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/|| United States Army|
|Unit||21st Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Stones River|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Vance served in the American Civil War in the 21st Ohio Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on September 17, 1897 for his actions on January 3, 1863 at the Battle of Stones River (December 31, 1862 - January 3, 1863.)
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Murfreesboro, TN., 31 December 1862. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ohio. Date of Issue: 17 September 1897.
Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.