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John Calvin Matthews
Birth: 1846
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1934

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company A, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the final Union assaults on Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Voluntarily took the colors, whose bearer had been disabled, and, although himself severely wounded, carried the same until the enemy's works were taken". His Medal was awarded to him on February 13, 1891. He was one of eight 61st Pennsylvania Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being 1st Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, Corporal Joseph Fisher, Private Milton Matthews, Captain George W. Mindil, Private Theodore Mitchell, Major Robert L. Orr, and Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Homewood Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 79
 
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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