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John Galloway
Died May 23, 1904
Place of birth Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Buried at Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Commissary Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Awards Medal of Honor

Commissary Sergeant John Galloway (died May 23, 1904) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Galloway received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Farmville, Virginia in April 1865. He was honored with the award on October 30, 1897.[1][2][3]

Medal of Honor citation

Citation: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Commissary Sergeant John Galloway, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 7 April 1865, while serving with 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Farmville, Virginia. His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, Commissary Sergeant Galloway dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men and prevented a disaster that was imminent.[1][2]

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