b. 1843 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 23/05/1904 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/04/1865 Farmville, Virginia.
Galloway joined the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry from Philadelphia in August 1861. He was promoted to regimental commissary sergeant in January 1865, and was discharged the following July with the rank of first lieutenant.
After the war, he became a companion of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commissary Sergeant John Galloway, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 7 April 1865, while serving with 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Farmville, Virginia. His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, Commissary Sergeant Galloway dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men and prevented a disaster that was imminent.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT MORIAH CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA. PENNSYLVANIA.
Plot: Section 149, Lot 48
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