CUMMINGS, AMOS J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 26th New Jersey Infantry. Place and date: At Salem Heights, Va., 4 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Irvington, N.J. Born: 15 May 1841, Conklin, N.Y. Date of issue. 28 March 1894.

Citation:   Rendered great assistance in the heat of the action in rescuing a part of the field batteries from an extremely dangerous and exposed position.

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)