John C. Gaunt

American soldier who fought in the American Civil War

John C. Gaunt (1833 - January 13, 1886)[1] was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gaunt won the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery.[2]He won the medal for his actions in the Battle of Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee on November 30, 1864.[2] He was given the award on February 13, 1865.[3]

John C. Gaunt
Columbiana County, Ohio
DiedJanuary 13, 1886
Buried atDamascus, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
UnitOhio Company H, 104th Ohio Infantry
Battles/warsBattle of Franklin
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Gaunt was born in Columbiana County, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John C. Gaunt, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company G, 104th Ohio Infantry, in action at Franklin, Tennessee, for capture of flag.[2]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Find a Grave
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "John C. Gaunt". Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 5, 2014.