GARDNER, ROBERT J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company K, 34th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Berkshire County, Mass.

Birth:   Livingston, N.Y.

Date of issue:   12 May 1865.

Citation:   Was among the first to enter Fort Gregg, clearing his way by using his musket on the heads of the enemy.

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)