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19161 The Union Using Slave Labor Signed by CMOH John M. Deane 5”
x 7 3/4" pre printed document signed by Lieut. John M. Deane.
“Headquarters Military Post, Paris, Ky., June 17, 1863. To Mr. Samuel
Clay, You will deliver to Lieut. Deane seven (7) male slaves, suitable to be
employed as laborers upon government works and fortifications at nine of
the clock Friday forenoon, June 19th, 1863 precisely. Said slaves will be
delivered at the Depot of the Kentucky Central Railroad, in this City.
Hereof fail not. By command of Col. E. W. Pierce, Commanding Military
Post, Ac’g Ass’t Adj’t Gen. John M. Deane.” $450
John Milton Deane
Residence Freetown MA; a 24 year-old Teacher.
Enlisted on 4/23/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 4/23/1861 he was commissioned into "G" Co. MA 3rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/22/1861 at Boston, MA
On 6/1/1862 he was commissioned into Unassigned MA 29th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/8/1865
* 1st Lieut 12/29/1862
* Adjutant 11/1/1863
* Capt 6/8/1864
* Major 3/25/1865 by Brevet
* Major 5/15/1865
born 1/8/1840 in Freetown, MA
Member of GAR Post # 46 (Richard Borden) in Fall River, MA
Buried: Assonet Burial Grounds, Freetown, MA
Medal of Honor Information:
He was awarded the Medal of Honor
for action on 3/25/1865 at Fort Stedman, VA.
(Call for volunteers to work abandoned gun under heavy fire)