PETERS, HENRY C. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Adrian, Mich. Born: 29 February 1840, Monroe County, Mich.

Date of issue:   5 April 1917.

Citation:   Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

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)