JOSSELYN, SIMEON T. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company C, 13th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service at: Amboy, Ill. Born: 14 January 1842, Buffalo, N.Y.

Date of issue:   4 April 1898.

Citation:   While commanding his company, deployed as skirmishers, came upon a large body of the enemy, taking a number of them prisoner. Lt. Josselyn himself shot their color bearer, seized the colors and brought them back to his regiment.

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)