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Canadians Biographies

Medal of Honor Recipients

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POWERS, WESLEY J.

This is what I have heard and found so far folks. Please keep in mind that information on them is very hard to find or authenticate.

Corp. Wesley J. Powers was born in Canada (date unknown). He enlisted in Virgil, Ill. in the 147th Illi. Inf. Company "F"

At Oostanaula, Ga. on the 3rd of April 1865 he Voluntarily swam the river under heavy fire and secured a ferryboat, by means of which the command crossed.

He was awarded the Congressional Medal of honour on the 24th of October 1895 for these actions.

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These Biographies were gathered together from different sources and I had to them when I get new information. I would also be very interested in any other Biographies, names or any other information on Canadians in the Civil War or the 2nd Mich. Vol. Inf. I can be contacted at mich2inf@lycosmail.com

If you know of any other British North Americans (Canadians) please advise me.


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