RATCLIFF, EDWARD - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company C, 38th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   James County, Va.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865. Citation. Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.

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)