GODLEY, LEONIDAS M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company E., 22d lowa Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Ashland, lowa.

Birth:   Mason County, W. Va.

Date of issue:   3 August 1897.

Citation:   Led his company in the assault on the enemy's works and gained the parapet, there receiving 3 very severe wounds. He lay all day in the sun, was taken prisoner, and had his leg amputated without anesthetics.

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)