EDDY, SAMUEL E. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 37th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Chesterfield, Mass.

Birth:   Vermont.

Date of issue:   10 September 1897.

Citation:   Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.

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)