Wilson Vance

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Wilson Vance
Vance, Wilson J (1845-1911) c1865 MoH Public Domain.jpg
Born(1845-12-20)December 20, 1845
Hancock County, Ohio
DiedNovember 10, 1911(1911-11-10) (aged 65)
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUSArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Unit21st Ohio Infantry
Battles/warsBattle of Stones River
AwardsMedal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Wilson J. Vance (December 20, 1845 - November 10, 1911) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War and an author.[1] He received the Medal of Honor for valor.


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[edit]

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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vance%2C%20Wilson%20J | the Online Books Page".
  2. ^ Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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