PATTERSON, JOHN T. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Principal Musician, 122d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., 14 June 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Morgan County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   13 May 1899

Citation:   With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.

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)