Joseph Gion (1826 - January 16, 1889) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gion received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Gion's medal was won for 'securing valuable information' under heavy fire in the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia on May 2, 1863. He was honored with the award on November 26, 1884.
Medal of Honor citation
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Gion, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 May 1863, while serving with Company A, 74th New York Infantry, in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Voluntarily and under heavy fire, Private Gion advanced toward the enemy's lines and secured valuable information.
- "Joseph Gion". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2061. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_gl.html#GION. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
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