SHANES, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company K, 14th West Virginia Infantry.
Place and date:   At Carters Farm, Va., 20 July 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Monomgalis County, W.Va.

Date of issue:   31 January 1896.

Citation:   Charged upon a Confederate fieldpiece in advance of his comrades and by his individual exertions silenced the piece.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)