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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 24/07/1865 Carbondale, Illinois.  d. 11/11/1899 San Jacinto, Philippines.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/11/1899 San Jacinto, Philippines.

 

Logan was the son of Major General, statesman and politician John A. Logan and the writer, editor Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan. A former cadet at West Point as a member of the class of 1887,

 

Upon his father's death in 1886, Logan became a First Class Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), a military society of officers of the Union armed forces and their descendants. In 1894 he became a member of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. In 1897, he became a Hereditary Companion of the District of Columbia Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars (MOFW) by right of his father's service in the Mexican War. He was assigned (MOFW) insignia number 284.

 

During the Spanish–American War he was commissioned as a major in the United States Volunteers and served as an assistant adjutant general in the Santiago Campaign.

 

Major Logan participated in the Philippine–American War as a battalion commander in the 33d United States Volunteer Infantry. He was mortally wounded while leading his troops in an attack on a much larger force in the Battle of San Jacinto (1899).:143–146 On May 3, 1902 he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for this action.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For most distinguished gallantry in leading his battalion upon the entrenchments of the enemy, on which occasion he fell mortally wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO.

Lot 1623

John Alexander Logan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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