b. 1833 Columbiana County, Ohio. d. 13/01/1886 Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/11/1864 Franklin, Tennessee.
Gaunt received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gaunt's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was honored with the award on February 13, 1865.
Gaunt was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and entered service from Damascoville, Ohio.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John C. Gaunt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company G, 104th Ohio Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee, for capture of flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: DAMASCUS CEMETERY, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO.
Plot: Section 5, Lot D
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