U.S. Army

JOHN MOREHEAD SCOTT

Rank:

Sergeant

Conflict/Era:

U.S. Civil War

Unit/Command:

21st Ohio Infantry

Military Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Action Date:

April 1862

Medal of Honor Action Place:

Georgia

Citation:

One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

Yes

Born:

January 1, 1839, Stark County, Ohio

Died:

June 18, 1862

[ivory-search id="9306" title="Main Navigation Search Form"]
Search
Close this search box.