John G. Merritt
Sergeant John Merritt served in the Army for Company K as a member of the 1st Minnesota Infantry Division. Merritt was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 1, 1880 for his actions at Bull Run, Virginia. Where on July 21, 1861 he demonstrated incredible bravery and heroism by running straight into the line of fire and capturing a flag.
July 21, 1861