John Samuel Darrough
Born in Maysville on April 6, 1841. His family moved to Iroquois Co., Illinois in 1852. He enlisted in 1862 and served in Co. F, 113th Illinois Infantry where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Feb. 5, 1895. The citation read: "Saved the life of a captain." He died on August 14, 1920.
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Medal of Honor Recipient
John S. Darrough received the highest military award for his actions on the Tennessee River at Eastport, MS. during the Civil War. On Oct. 10, 1864, while trying to dismantle bridge & railroad tracks, his regiment was attacked by a Confederate battery. Retreating under heavy fire, Darrough spotted a helpless comrade & rescued him.
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