POWER, ALBERT - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 3d lowa Cavalry. Place and date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862.

Entered service at:   Davis County, lowa.

Birth:   Guernsey County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   6 March 1899.

Citation:   Under a heavy fire and at great personal risk went to the aid of a dismounted comrade who was surrounded by the enemy, took him up on his own horse, and carried him to a place of safety.

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)