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b. 05/07/1849 Urbana, Ohio.  d. 06/01/1883 Kansas City, Missouri.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/07/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Gwynne received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gwynne's medal was won for his actions during the Battle of the Crater, part of the Siege of Petersburg. He was honored with the award on January 27, 1865.

 

Gwynee was from Urbana, Ohio, and entered service in Fairmount, Missouri.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Nathaniel McClean Gwynne, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 July 1864, while serving with Company H, 13th Ohio Cavalry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. When about entering upon the charge, Private Gwynne, then but 15 years old, was cautioned not to go in, as he had not been mustered. He indignantly protected and participated in the charge, his left arm being crushed by a shell and amputated soon afterward.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNION CEMETERY, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.

Section 60 Lot 16

 

Nathaniel McClean Gwynne

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