OPEL, JOHN N. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 7th Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Decatur County, Ind.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   1 December 1864.

Citation:   Capture of flag of 50th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).

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)