CORSON, JOSEPH K. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Assistant Surgeon, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Volunteers).
Place and date:   Near Bristoe Station, Va., 14 October 1863.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 26 November 1836, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pa.

Date of issue:   13 May 1899.

Citation:   With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.

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)