GREIG, THEODORE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, Company C, 61st New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   Staten Island, N.Y.

Birth:   New York.

Date of issue:   10 February 1887.

Citation:   A Confederate regiment, the 4th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.), having planted its battle flag slightly in advance of the regiment, this officer rushed forward and seized it, and, although shot through the neck, retained the flag and brought it within the Union lines.

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)