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John Galloway
Born 1843
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died May 23, 1904
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Commissary Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Commissary Sergeant John Galloway (1843 – May 23, 1904) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Galloway received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Farmville, Virginia in April 1865. He was honored with the award on October 30, 1897.

Galloway joined the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry from Philadelphia in August 1861. He was promoted to regimental commissary sergeant in January 1865, and was discharged the following July with the rank of first lieutenant.

After the war, he became a companion of the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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