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John Kane
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Civil War era Army Medal of Honor
Born 1831 or 1832
Ireland
Died May 8, 1881
Clyde, New York
Buried
Saint John's Catholic Cemetery
Clyde, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company K, 100th New York Infantry
Battles/wars assault on Fort Gregg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John Kane was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Kane received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Kane's medal was won for gallantry during the assault on Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.

Kane was born in Ireland, and in August 1862 (at age 28) joined the US Army from Buffalo, New York. He mustered out with his regiment in June 1865.

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