of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
DEANE, JOHN M.
Rank and Organization: Major, 29th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and Date:
At Fort Stedman, Va., 25 March 1865. Born: 8 January 1840, Freetown, Mass. Date
of Issue: 8 March 1895.
This officer, observing an abandoned gun within Fort Haskell, called for volunteers,
and under a heavy fire, worked the gun until the enemy's advancing line was routed.
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