John C. Gaunt
|John C. Gaunt|
Columbiana County, Ohio
|Died||January 13, 1886|
|Buried at||Damascus, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company H, 104th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Franklin|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John C. Gaunt (1833 - January 13, 1886) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaunt won the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery.He won the medal for his actions in the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864. He was given the award on February 13, 1865.
Gaunt was born in Columbiana County, Ohio.
Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John C. Gaunt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company G, 104th Ohio Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee, for capture of flag.