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John W. Blunt
May 18, 1840|
Columbia County, New York
|Died||January 21, 1910
|Place of burial||
Chatham Rural Cemetery, Chatham, New York
||United States Army
|Years of service||1861–1865|
|Unit||6th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of Cedar Creek
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John W. Blunt (May 18, 1840 – January 21, 1910) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan's Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
Blunt enlisted in the Army from Chatham, New York in October 1861, and was assigned to the 6th New York Cavalry. He was commissioned as an officer in November 1862. He transferred to the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry in June 1865, and mustered out with this regiment in August.
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