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SKINNER, JOHN

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Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after two soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had been wounded in doing so.

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Service

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U.S. Army Contract Surgeon (highest rank: Lieutenant Colonel) U.S. Army

Conflict

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Indian Campaigns 1873 Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Citation

Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after two soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had been wounded in doing so.