Monday, December 6, 2010
Place of Birth: Brooklyn,
Home of record: New York,
Death: Jan. 15, 1886
Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy., US Picket Boat No. 1, 27 October 1864
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as an Ordinary Seaman in the Union Navy. He was awarded the CMOH for action off Plymouth, North Carolina. His citation reads "Harley served on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy picket within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam, Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost."
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 Ordinary Seaman Bernard Harley, United States New York New York Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action near Plymouth, North Carolina, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
Date of birth: September 6, 1843 at Granby, CT
Home of record: New Britain,
Entered Service in the US Navy from New Britain, CT
Landsman, U.S. Navy., US Picket Boat No. 1, 27 October 1864
Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism October 27, 1864 at Plymouth, NC
Died: February 08, 1865 at the age of 21
Lorenzo Denning died in a POW camp before presentation of his award.
Landsman Lorenzo Denning was one of seven members of the crew of the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 awarded the Medal of Honor for personal courage in action against the Confederate ram Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost. Landsman Denning was killed in this action.
Medal of Honor Citation
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Landsman Lorenzo Denning, United States Connecticut Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action near Plymouth, North Carolina, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Charles Edward Phelps (May 1, 1833 – December 27, 1908) rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army in the Civil War, served as a city councilman, a U.S. Congressman from the third district of Maryland, and received the Medal of Honor.
Phelps was born in Guilford, Vermont, on May 1, 1833. His father was John Phelps, a lawyer and Senator in the Vermont State government. At the age of 5, he moved with his parents to Pennsylvania, and at the age of 8 to Maryland, when his mother, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps,(sister of Emma Willard), became principal of the Patapsco Female Seminary in Ellicott City. He matriculated at Princeton University, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, graduating in 1852. He then studied at Harvard University Law School, graduating in 1853. He joined the Maryland bar in 1855. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States in 1859. In 1860, he was elected to the Baltimore city council.
In 1861, he was commissioned a major of the Maryland Guard, and, in 1862, he was raised to lieutenant colonel of the Seventh Maryland Volunteers, fighting for the Union. He became colonel in 1863. His horse was killed under him at the battle of the Wilderness in 1864. While leading a charge on the “crater” at Spotsylvania (VA), he was wounded and taken prisoner. However, he was later rescued by General Sheridan’s Calvary. He was honorably discharged on account of wounds in 1864, and was shortly thereafter elected as congressman from the 3rd district of Maryland to the Thirty-Ninth Congress, and was reelected to the Fortieth Congress. He was subsequently given commission as brevet Brigadier General, and received the Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Spotsylvania.
In 1868, he married Martha Woodward of Baltimore. He was professor of equity at Maryland University Law School, and served for many years as Judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore. In 1901, he published the book "Falstaff and Equity," relating legal arguments to Shakespeare. In 1907 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Princeton University. died in 1908 at age 75
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 7th Maryland Infantry. Place and date: At Laurel Hill, Va., May 8, 1864. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Born: May 1, 1833, Guilford, Vt. Date of issue: March 30, 1898.
Citation: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Colonel Charles Edwards Phelps, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 May 1864, while serving with 7th Maryland Infantry, in action at Laurel Hill, Virginia. Colonel Phelps rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Richard Stout (1836 – August 6, 1896) was a Union Navy sailor during the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Stono River.
On January 30, 1863, Stout was serving as a Landsman on the USS Isaac Smith when his ship was ambushed and captured by Confederate forces while operating on the Stono River in South Carolina. For his conduct during this action, in which he was badly wounded, Stout was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 16, 1864.
Stout died at age 59 or 60 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, New York
Union Sailor Lost His Right Arm and Won the Medal of Honor Landsman Richard Stout was honored for his sacrifice and service. by Berry Craig in O&P BUSINESS NEWS November 1, 2010
Confederate artillerymen did more than disable the gunboat U.S.S Isaac Smith. They shot off sailor Richard Stout’s right arm.
It looked like Stout would bleed to death. But he ignored an order to seek medical aid.
“He managed with the assistance of a comrade to stop the rapid discharge of blood from his wound, and with the crippled arm stayed at his post and fought until the Smith surrendered,” according to Deeds of Valor: How America’s Heroes Won the Medal of Honor, a book published in 1902.
Landsman Stout lost his limb, but not his life, on Jan. 30, 1863, in an artillery ambush on the Stono River near Charleston, S.C. The Smith had been sent upriver to scout for the enemy.
The Smith was part of a Union fleet that was blockading the Carolina coast around Charleston. She and another gunboat, the U.S.S. McDonough, were based in Stono Inlet.
The Smith was a 450-ton, cannon- bristling, converted Hudson River pleasure steamer. She was shot up and captured just upriver from the town of Legareville, S.C., Deeds of Valor read.
“Arriving in this locality late in the afternoon, the vessel was suddenly and unexpectedly attacked by several batteries of siege and field guns hidden in the woods bordering the river banks,” the narrative explained. “The Isaac Smith had just anchored opposite Grimball’s plantation, when the rebels opened fire.”
The Smith had a lookout atop her mast but he failed to see the camouflaged gun emplacements. The Smith’s captain, Acting Lieutenant F.S. Conover, “…engaged the enemy at once,” the book read. “As the Federal vessel’s battery was inadequate to silence the hostile batteries, she tried to escape down the river, being exposed to the guns of two batteries for the distance of a mile and a half.
“When abreast of one of the batteries, some 200 yards off, a shot disabled her engine, and the vessel grounded. Eight men had been killed and 17 wounded, some of them mortally.”
In an official report of the battle, Conover reported that he “saw immediately that we were trapped, and that my only course was to get the vessels below the batteries if possible, and fight them with a more even chance of success. For upward of a mile, on account of a bend in the river, we were obliged to receive the raking fire of between 20 and 30 guns without being able to reply, except occasionally with our pivot.”
The “pivot” was a large rifled cannon mounted on a carriage that swiveled. The vessel also carried eight smaller smooth bore guns.
“As soon as our broadside could be brought to bear, we opened upon the enemy with shell and grape, from 200 to 400 yards distant,” Conover added. “At one time I had hopes of getting by without any very serious loss, but a shot in our steam chimney effectually stopped the engine, and with no wind, little tide, and boats riddled with shot, we were left entirely at the mercy of the enemy. Under these circumstances, with the fire of some 30 guns, according to their own account … and a large body of riflemen concentrated upon us, with the shot tearing through the vessel in every direction, and with no hope of being able to silence such a fire, I deemed it my duty to surrender. Had it not been for the wounded men, with whom the berth deck was covered, I might have blown up or sunk the ship, letting the crew take their chance of getting on shore by swimming, but under the circumstances I had no alternative left me. I need hardly say ... that the order to haul down the colors was the most difficult and heartrending one I ever gave. We had 8 men killed and 17 wounded, one of whom…died soon after being removed from the vessel.”
Meanwhile, the McDonough rushed to the aid of her stricken sister. She arrived too late; the Smith was surrendering.
“Three heavy field batteries were firing upon the McDonough, and she had to retire,” Deeds of Valor read. “So the Isaac Smith fell into the enemy’s hand, and all her survivors became prisoners of war.”
Reward for service
Also in his report, Conover praised Stout as one his “men who behaved particularly well” under fire. He noted that the sailor “lost [his] right arm.”
The Navy awarded Stout the Medal of Honor on April 16, 1864. The citation reads: “Serving on board the U.S.S. Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date the U.S.S. Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush. Fired on from two sides, she fought her guns until disabled. Suffering heavy casualties and at the mercy of the enemy who was delivering a raking fire from every side, she struck her colors out of regard for the wounded aboard, and all aboard were taken prisoners. Carrying out his duties bravely through this action, Stout was severely wounded and lost his right arm while returning the rebel fire.”
The Rebels repaired the Smith and renamed her, the Stono.
In June 1863, the steamer, loaded with cotton, crashed into a Charleston harbor breakwater trying to run the Union blockade. Apparently, the Confederates burned the ship when they abandoned Charleston shortly before the war ended in 1865.
In the 1870s and 1880s, Smith returned to the water as a steamboat pilot transporting tourists to and from Hiawatha Island in the Susquehanna River between Owego and Apalachin, N.Y. The island was a popular holiday destination.
Stout steered the steamer Owego on its first trip to the island – June 16, 1874, according to Karen Bernardo, an Owego librarian.
“The steamboat was extremely fancy, with chandeliers, marble tables, and carpeting … Food was served on the island in ‘Hiawatha’s Wigwam’ and a dance band played tunes. Captain Truman, one of the stockholders in the company [that operated the boat] was in charge of the steamboat but Richard Stout manned the wheel,” Bernardo said.
She added that eventually a hotel called the Hiawatha House was built on the island. In 1884, a new steamboat, the Marshland, was built to haul passengers. To help provide more docking space for the new boat, Stout was hired to build a wing dam in the river, according to Hiawatha Island: Jewel of the Susquehanna, a book by Emma Sedore.
Stout died on Aug. 6, 1896, 33 years after losing his arm. He was 59 or 60 years old. Though was born in 1836, his birth day is apparently unknown. The ex-sailor was buried in Owego’s Evergreen Cemetery, where a special Medal of Honor footstone marks his grave.
“Obviously Richard Stout’s disability didn’t disable him at all, and he lived a long and productive life on the river,” Bernardo said.
Medal of Honor Citation
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, New York. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 32, April 16, 1864. Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date the U.S.S. Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush. Fired on from two sides, she fought her guns until disabled. Suffering heavy casualties and at the mercy of the enemy who was delivering a raking fire from every side, she struck her colors out of regard for the wounded aboard, and all aboard were taken prisoners. Carrying out his duties bravely through this action, Stout was severely wounded and lost his right arm while returning the rebel fire
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the 1st Michigan Infantry and was commissioned Captain. Colonel William H. Withington, commanding 17th Michigan Infantry: One of the many Union soldiers captured following the debacle following the First Battle of Bull Run, William Withington, then a captain in the 1st Michigan, was held in a Rebel prison camp until January 1862 when he was finally exchanged. Withington was sent back to Michigan to recruit more men for the war and upon raising the 17th Michigan, he was appointed its Colonel. The 17th Michigan would train at Fort Wayne until late August 1862 when it was sent east to reinforce George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac and assist in pushing the Confederate army out of Maryland. The regiment would be assigned to the brigade of Colonel Benjamin Christ in the 1st Division, 9th Army Corps. The first battle this regiment would participate in would be at South Mountain. In the afternoon of the 14th, the 17th was deployed on the right of the Old Sharpsburg Road facing west across Wise's North Field. In front of them were the men of 50th and 51st Georgia of Drayton's Brigade and the Jeff Davis Artillery of Captain James Bondurant. Just before the Union attack was to commence, the Confederates themselves attack. The Georgians were pulled out of their position and moved into the road uncovering Bondurant's battery. With orders to advance, Withington pushed his men forward against Bondurant's battery and into the left flank of Drayton's Georgians in the Old Sharpsburg Road. The attack surprised Drayton's men and with the advance of Union units on their left, the 17th Michigan got behind the Georgians trapping them in a 3-sided kill zone. The Georgians returned fire the best they could but it was suicide to attempt to stand. The Michigan men had precipitated a Confederate rout. The regiment killed and wounded dozens of Confederate troops while capturing many more. The loss for the regiment in this fight was 27 killed and 114 wounded out of 500 who were taken into the fight. The regiment earned the "Stonewall Regiment" nickname following its capture and rout of those Confederates behind the stonewall in Wise's North Field despite the regiment receiving less than a months worth of training. Colonel Withington was breveted a Brigadier General for his leadership at South Mountain. He would be either mustered out or he resigned in early 1863. Following the war, he would serve several terms in the Michigan Legislature as both a representative and senator. He would receive the Medal of Honor in the 1890's for his actions in tending and remaining with his superior officer, Colonel Orlando Willcox, after Willcox was wounded and the two came under heavy fire at the Battle of First Bull Run. He would pass away in 1903 at the age of 68.
his obituary WILLIAM HERBERT WITHINGTON, soldier, manufacturer and capitalist, was born at Dorchester, Mass., February 1, 1835, son of William and Elizabeth W. (Ford) Withington. His earliest paternal American ancestor was Henry Withington, who came from England, in 1635, with the company of Rev. Richard Mather (q.v.), the first minister at Dorchester, in whose church Henry Withington was ruling elder. Rev. William Withington, father of the subject, was an eloquent and powerful preacher, and a mathematician and linguist of more than ordinary attainments. The son received his education in the public schools of Boston and at Phillips (Andover) Academy. He then became a salesman in a Boston leather store and later bookkeeper for the North Wayne Scythe Company. In 1857 he entered the employ of Pinney & Lamson, manufacturers of agricultural implements, at Jackson, Mich. He had charge not only of the office, but the shops of an extensive plant employing many workmen and a large corps of traveling salesmen. In 1858 they sold out to the newly organized firm of Sprague, Withington & Company, afterwards the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of farm and garden tools, whose trade extends to Australia, South America and throughout Q Europe. He was also president of the Q Union Bank, Grand River Valley Railroad Q Company, and the Jackson Vehicle Company, Jackson; Withington Handle Company, Fort Wayne and Huntington, Ind.; Withington & Russell Company, Nashville, Tenn.; Geneva (Ohio) Tool Company; Oneida Farm Tool Company, Utica, N. Y.; Webster Wagon Company, Moundsville, W. Va.; National Snath Company, Erie, Pa., and the Steel Goods Association, New York City. Since 1875 he was also a director in the Iowa Farming Tool Company, Fort Madison, Iowa. In 1902, when nearly all the manufacturers of agricultural implements merged, he was chosen president, and thereafter a large part of his time was spent in Cleveland, Ohio. His interest in military affairs was enthusiastic, and he aided in organizing the Jackson Grays, of which he was captain at the outbreak of the civil war. The Grays answered Lincoln's first call for troops, and became Company B, 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and participated in the capture of Alexandria, Va.; was taken prisoner at the first battle of Bull Run, being confined at Richmond, Charleston and Columbia, but was later exchanged and returned to Jackson. He was awarded one of the congressional medals of honor for special service at Bull Run—for "most distinguished gallantry in voluntarily remaining on the field, under heavy fire, to aid and succor your superior officer." Later he was appointed colonel of the 17th Michigan regiment, and was immediately sent into the Maryland campaign under McClellan. At South Mountain he made a splendid charge upon the stone walls behind which the enemy with its batteries was posted, drove confederates down the slope of the mountain, and captured 300 prisoners, but, lost more than a hundred of his own men. Similar valor was displayed at Antietam by his "Stonewall regiment" as it came to be called, and he continued in command until March, 1863, when he resigned his commission. Immediately following was made brevet brigadier-general for "Conspicuous gallantry" at the battle of South Mountain, being one of the youngest men in the Federal army on whom so high an honor was conferred. He became a dominant factor in civic and municipal affairs, as well as in Republican politics. After serving as alderman, he was elected to the Michigan house of representatives in 1873, and was a member also of the special session of 1874. He was the originator of a bill providing for the creation of an effective state militia: became colonel of the first regiment formed in accordance therewith, and when the state troops were organized into a brigade, 1879, he was appointed brigadier-general, resigning in 1883. He was state senator during 1891-1892, and was delegate to the National Republican conventions of 1876 and 1892. For four years he was a member of the Republican state central committee. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, Kalamazoo, and of the board of managers of the Soldier's Home, Grand Rapids; was president of the Jackson board of trade; an organizer and president of the Young Men's Library Association, and president of the Jackson Public Library. He was past department commander of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and a member also of the Grand Army of the Republic, Masonic Fraternity, and the Michigan and Detroit clubs, Jackson. For 42 years he was Vestryman and for 22 years warden of St Paul's Protestant Episcopal parish, and was twice delegate to the triennial general convention of his church. He was sturdy of character, and his success was built on a foundation of intelligence, zeal, integrity, loyalty and comradeship. He was married, June 6 1859 to Julia C., daughter of Joseph E Beebe, a manufacturer of Jackson Michigan.; she survives him with three children Phillip H of Cleveland; Winthrop Jackson, and Kate Winifred, wife of Dr. Flemming Carrow, Traverse City Michigan., June 27, 1906
Medal of Honor Citation
Rank and organization: Captain, Company B, 1st Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861._ Entered service at: Jackson, Mich. Born: 1 February 1835, Dorchester, Mass. Date of issue: 7 January 1895. Citation: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Infantry) William Herbert Withington, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 21 July 1861, while serving with Company B, 1st Michigan Infantry, in action at Bull Run, Virginia. Captain Withington remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Joseph S Keen was born July 24, 1843 at Stanford-in-the-Vale, England. Joseph was a farmer by occupation and an officer of the Detroit Oak Belting Company.
Keen enlisted as a private, for three years, in Company D, 13th Michigan Infantry at Detroit on February 1, 1862. He was mustered in on February 27th. Joseph was twice promoted: to Corporal, August 31, 1862, and Sergeant on April 1, 1863.
Joseph was wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 20, 1863. He was confined in the Confederate prisons at Richmond, Danville and Andersonville. He escaped on September 10, 1864 at Macon, Georgia. Following the escape and during the period of his attempt to return to Union lines Keen observed the movement of General Hood’s forces (40,000 Confederate soldiers) crossing the Chatahoochee River to flank Sherman’s army in the rear. Keen boldly walked through the Confederate marching columns, camps and pickets. He reached Union lines near Atlanta on October 1, and reported to General Kirkpatrick.
Keen was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 31, 1899 for carrying and reporting information on enemy troop movements near the Chatahoochie River.
Joseph S. Keen died of heart disease on December 6, 1926.
Medal of Honor Citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company D, 13th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: Near Chattahoochee River, Ga., 1 October 1864. Entered service at: Detroit, Mich. Born: 24 July 1843, England. Date of issue: 4 August 1899. Citation: While an escaped prisoner of war within the enemy's lines witnessed an important movement of the enemy, and at great personal risk made his way through the enemy's lines and brought news of the movement to Sherman's army.
Birth: Aug. 2, 1846, USA Death: Jan. 9, 1915, US Army Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. When war broke out in 1861, he joined Company E, 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which became a part the “Iron Brigade” First Division, First Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. He was wounded numerous times in several notorious Civil War battles - at the second Bull Run battle he was shot through the right thigh and taken prisoner, but escaped soon after. Prior to the Gettysburg campaign he had been detailed, at his own request, as one of the color guard, and during the Gettysburg battle he rescued the flag of his regiment, but was soon after struck in the right shoulder. He was so disabled that he could never after carry a knapsack. When he was sufficiently recovered, although the wound was not healed, he returned to his regiment, and was at once made the color-bearer. At the battle of the Wilderness, while carrying the flag he was shot through the body, and when carried to the rear was informed by the surgeon that he must die, as his wound was a fatal one. So certain were all that he would not recover the report went forth “Killed in the Wilderness.” For this action he was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 4, 1893. His citation, issued to Abram J. Buckle reads: “Though suffering from an open wound, carried the regimental colors until again wounded.” However, being of a strong constitution and possessed of an iron will he recovered sufficiently to return to the front where he found his regiment so depleted in numbers that it had been consolidated with the Twentieth Indiana, and in this regiment he was given a commission as Second Lieutenant, dated February 27, 1865. Buckles’ right leg was amputated after being shot through the knee at the Hatchin Run on March 25, 1865. In 1886 he recovered a small Bible, carried by him in that battle and lost there, which on the fly-leaf bore the words “Killed in the Wilderness.” After his discharge as a 2nd Lieutenant, he became a teacher. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1875 and moved to Dixon, California. In 1879, he was elected District Attorney of Solano County and retained that position until 1884, when he became Judge of the Superior Court of Solano County. Governor Pardee named Buckles to the newly created Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in April 1905 and served until 1907. He returned to practice in Fairfield, and in 1908 returned to the bench of the Superior Court of Solano County, where he served for the remainder of his life. He died 11 days after an operation in Ramona Hospital in San Bernardino County in 1915.
Medal of Honor Citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 19th Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864. Entered service at: Muncie, Ind. Birth: Delaware County, Ind. Date of issue: 4 December 1893. Citation: Though suffering from an open wound, carried the regimental colors until again wounded.