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Wilson J. Vance
Captain, United States Army
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Born at Hancock County, Ohio, December 20, 1845, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War whil serving as Private, Company B, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Stones River, Tennessee, December 3, 1862. He later became Captain, 14th U.S. Colored Troops.

He died on November 10, 1911 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tennessee, 31 December 1862. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Hancock County, Ohio. Date of issue: 17 September 1897. 


Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.

WJ Vance Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

Wilson J. Vance Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

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