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HUNTERSON, JOHN

hunterson john

While under fire, between the lines of the two armies, voluntarily gave up his own horse to an engineer officer whom he was accompanying on a reconnaissance and whose horse had been killed, thus enabling the officer to escape with valuable papers in his possession.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company B, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

While under fire, between the lines of the two armies, voluntarily gave up his own horse to an engineer officer whom he was accompanying on a reconnaissance and whose horse had been killed, thus enabling the officer to escape with valuable papers in his possession.