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John P. Donaldson

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Mars Hill Cemetery

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Setting the New Stone
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Born:  August 14, 1842 at Butler County, PA

Entered Service in the US Army from Butler, PA

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism April 09, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse, VA

Died:  January 07, 1920 at the age of 77

Sergeant John Donaldson was one of twelve soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor during the Appomattox Campaign in Virginia in action from March 29 to April 9, 1865. Sergeant Donaldson's award was for action on April 9, at which time he was cited for his capture of the flag of the 4th Virginia Cavalry.

 

 

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