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Steele, John Whedon


Age: 0, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): USV
Service: Maj. and ADC, USV (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 12/21/1835, Middlebury, VT
Death: 04/26/1905

Burial: Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, OH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 8363580


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: There is conflicting infomraton on the nativity of this soldier. Some records say Middlebury, Vermont, others Middleburg, Ohio. Research continues to clarify the situation.


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Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, OH

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Medal of Honor

This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

John Whedon Steele

Rank and Organization: Major and Aide_de_Camp, U.S. Volunteers.
Place and date: Spring Hill, Tenn., 29 Nov 1864.
Entered service at: Ohio.
Born: 21 Dec 1835, Middlebury
Died: 1905, Oberlin, Ohio
Buried: Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, OH
Date of Issue: 28 Sep 1897.
Citation: During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.

NARA File Number: S-1515-CB-1864.

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