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John H. Callahan
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Born: January 25, 1845(1845-01-25)
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Died: March 13, 1914 (aged 69)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Private
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Unit: 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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John H. Callahan (January 25, 1845 – March 13, 1914) was one of two men from the 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry to receive the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Callahan was a private in Company B. The medal was awarded for capturing a Confederate flag during the Battle of Fort Blakely on April 9, 1865; he was one of fourteen men awarded with the Medal of Honor at this battle.

He died on March 13, 1914 in Manhattan, Kansas and is buried in Sunset Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization. Private, Company B, 122nd Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865. Entered service at : Macoupin County, Ill.. Birth: Shelby County, Ky. Date of issue: 8 June 1865.


Capture of flag.

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F


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