PATTERSON, JOHN H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 11th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864.

Entered service at:   New York.

Birth:   New York.

Date of issue:   23 July 1897.

Citation:   Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.

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)