PRENTICE, JOSEPH R. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   ?. Born: 6 December 1838, Lancaster, Ohio.

Date of issue:   3 February 1894.

Citation:   Voluntarily rescued the body of his commanding officer, who had fallen mortally wounded. He brought off the field his mortally wounded leader under direct and constant rifle fire.

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)