RUSSELL, MILTON - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 29 December 1862.

Entered service at:   North Salem, Ind.

Birth:   Hendricks County, Ind.

Date of issue:   28 September 1897.

Citation:   Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.

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)