PLATT, GEORGE C. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Troop H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fairfield, Pa., 3 July 63.

Entered service at:   -----.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   12 July 1895.

Citation:   Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand_to_hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

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)