LIVINGSTON, JOSIAH O. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, and Adjutant, 9th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At Newport Barracks, N.C., 2 February 1864. Entered service at: Marshfield, Vt.

Birth:   Walden, Vt.

Date of issue:   8 September 1891.

Citation:   When, after desperate res1stance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, ass1sted a wounded officer over the burning structure.

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)