SKELLIE, EBENEZER - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company D, 112th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: Mina, N.Y.

Birth:   Mina, N.Y.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.

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)