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John W. Blunt
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Born (1840-05-18)May 18, 1840
Columbia County, New York
Died January 21, 1910(1910-01-21) (aged 69)
New York
Place of burial
Chatham Rural Cemetery, Chatham, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Captain
Brevet Major
Unit New York 6th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Cedar Creek
Awards Medal of Honor
US-MOH-1862

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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