SPALDING, EDWARD B. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company E, 52d Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., 6 April 1862.

Entered service at:   Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill.

Birth:   Ogle County, Ill.

Date of issue:   15 January 1894.

Citation:   Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle.

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)