John Hack

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John Hack
The batteries of Vicksburg at night, April 16, 1863
Born (1842-11-26)November 26, 1842
Hessen, Germany[1]
Died March 29, 1933(1933-03-29) (aged 90)
Trenton, Missouri
Place of burial Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Missouri
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

John Hack (November 26, 1842 – March 29, 1933) was a decorated hero of the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was born in Hessen, Germany and lived in Adrian, Michigan.

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According to the Military Times Hall of Valor, "on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Hack was one of a party which volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and two barges loaded with subsistence stores."[2] Hack and nine others in Company B did this while Confederate States Army batteries were shooting at them "under cover of darkness"[1] Hack was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor "for extreme bravery under fire"[1] on January 3, 1907.[2]

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