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John Hack
The soldier in our Civil War - a pictorial history of the conflict, 1861-1865, illustrating the valor of the soldier as displayed on the battle-field, from sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, (14762848425).jpg
The batteries of Vicksburg at night, April 16, 1863
Born (1842-11-26)November 26, 1842
Hessen, Germany
Died March 29, 1933(1933-03-29) (aged 90)
Trenton, Missouri
Place of burial
Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, Missouri
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

John Hack (November 26, 1842 – March 29, 1933) was a decorated hero of the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was born in Hessen, Germany and lived in Adrian, Michigan.


According to the Military Times Hall of Valor, "on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Hack was one of a party which volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and two barges loaded with subsistence stores." Hack and nine others in Company B did this while Confederate States Army batteries were shooting at them "under cover of darkness" Hack was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor "for extreme bravery under fire" on January 3, 1907.

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