Nathaniel Gwynne portrait   Save
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Description: Portrait of Nathaniel Gwynne, Private, Troop H, 13th Ohio Cavalry. Gwynne received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on July 30, 1864, during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia (Civil War). The honor was issued January 27, 1865. The citation reads: "When about entering upon the charge, this soldier, 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." This image of Gwynne is included in the book "Deeds of Valor," edited by Walter F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel, published in 1901, 1903, 1906. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05649
Subjects: Gwynne, Nathaniel, 1849-1883; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Medal of Honor; United States. Army. Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865)
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