PEARSON, ALFRED L. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Lewis' Farm, Va., 29 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Pittsburgh, Pa.

Birth:   Pittsburgh, Pa.

Date of issue:   17 September 1897.

Citation:   Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.

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)