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John M Vanderslice

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Awards  Medal of Honor
Rank  Private

Died  March 12, 1915
Name  John Vanderslice
John M. Vanderslice
Born  August 31, 1846 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1846-08-31)
Battles/wars  Battle of Hatcher's Run
Place of burial  Evansburg, Lower Providence Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Service/branch  United States Army, Union Army

Battles and wars  Battle of Hatcher's Run
Allegiance  United States of America

John Mitchell Vanderslice (August 31, 1846 - March 12, 1915) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Biography

Vanderslice served in the American Civil War in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He received the Medal of Honor on September 1, 1893 for his actions at the Battle of Hatcher's Run on February 6, 1865.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Hatcher's Run, Va., 6 February 1865. Entered service at:------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of Issue: 1 September 1893.

Citation:

Was the first man to reach the enemy's rifle pits, which were taken in the charge.

References

John M. Vanderslice Wikipedia


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