O'DEA, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 8th Missouri Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   12 July 1894.

Citation:   Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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)