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b. 1833/1834 Ireland. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Kane's medal was won for gallantry during the assault on Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.

 

Kane was born in Ireland, and in August 1862 (at age 28) joined the US Army from Buffalo, New York. He mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Kane, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 100th New York Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for gallantry as Color Bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

John Kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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